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Body-Pod parts Maker projects

From: Malcolm K.
Sent on: Friday, December 13, 2013 11:04 AM

Hello Makers,

Gideon emailed and he has a old Body-Pod that has some pretty cool parts that could make some great projects. All the information is below. If you want to check it out contact him directly.

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My name is Gideon Weisberg, and I work at the non-profit non-profit Riekes Center in Menlo Park (mentoring in sports, fitness, the arts, music, and nature awareness). Years ago (10?) we were given a Bod-Pod to allow the fitness department to offer a (then) state-of-the-art body assessment system to low-income students, as well as the other athletes who train at our center.


While at the time this version of the Bod-Pod system ran about $50,000, it is now obsolete. It likely has lots of useful parts for a tinkering lab. I am looking for ways to find a new home for the system, and am especially interested in helping any useful parts find their way into innovative reuse or educational programs (or at least becomes somebody's weird furniture/studio prop).


Any proceeds from selling this system will go directly into our programs (the first $750 I car raise will be buying new tires for our passenger van). The Bod Pod (with it's computer station, manual, and calibration/maintenance records) can be delivered within the Bay Area.

I am open to thoughts and suggestions regarding the ultimate fate of this devise. I don't want it to go in a land-fill.
Thank you for your consideration, Gideon Weisberg[address removed]
Coordinating Naturalist
The Riekes Center 
www.riekes.org

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