Computer Repair Club Info

Our computer repair club is held in the Z4 room after school every Tuesday from 2:30 to 5:00. The class is taught by Brian Walsh, a retired Intel executive, and Barbara Keen, a retired Air Force computer and electronics specialist, who are volunteering their time and talents. We are also learning some other computer skills such as programming, robotics and arduinos. The class is fun and free! The class will also be also offered throughout the summer on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30.  

Kahuku Computer Club Manifesto by Brian Walsh

The basics of the Kahuku Computer Club are:

  • Our alternate name is We Fix 'Em
  • KHIS students meet in Z4 every Tuesday after school until 5:00 pm
  • Advisors Brian Walsh, Barbara Keen and Christian Wilson will be in attendance
  • Each year, we submit our paperwork for a club to the school as well as a 'Use of Facility' form.Our volunteers are required to sign in each day they are on campus.

Primary goals of the WFE are:

Supply:

  • We will accept working and dead computers collected from the island the campus that are considered broken.
  • We will solicit donations from businesses or individuals.  These computers are typically donated by organizations that are "refreshing" their computers with newer models.  They get tax credit for donations and usually wipe the computer hard drives prior to donation.  These sources include but are not limited to:

o   BYUH, PCC, Turtle Bay Resort

o   Hawaiian Hope (http://www.hawaiianhope.org/)

o   Computers for Kids (http://www.catii.com/comp4kids.html)

  • We will solicit computers from the community for repair or tune-up including the removal of computer viruses and adware/spyware.

KHIS Computer Club Activities in Z4/Use of Facility:

  • Teach students how to fix donated (non-DOE) tech devices
  • Teach students computer programming
  • Prepare students for A+ Computer Repair Certification
  • Prepare students for Praxis II Technology Certification
  • Prepare students for IT careers
  • Develop relationships with outside entities (Apple, Computers for Kids, Computer Geeks, Kahuku Senior Center, BYU Hawaii, Turtle Bay Resort, PCC, etc)
  • Learn how to use arduinos
  • Assist with identifying and moving eWaste
  • Keeping Room Z4 clean and organized, keep aisles and table clear
  • No more than 80 devices in Z4, goal is 20 devices donated per month
  • Only Computer Club activities are allowed in Z4
  • No one can use/take DOE equipment (on the other side of Z4 room)
  • All DOE hard drives need to be taken to W305, regardless of size or condition.
 

Repair:

Computers will only have legally licensed software installed

o   Operating system will be as licensed on the Windows COA label, free Mac OS or free Linux

o   Office software will typically be the free OpenOffice suite

o   Antivirus software will be the free Avast, AVG or Security Essentials

o   Other free utilities: Adobe Acrobat Reader, VLC Media Player

Computers will be offered "as-is" with no implied warranty

Un-repairable or junk computers will be disposed of as e-waste

Customers:

Since KHIS apparently has a policy of NOT deploying desktop computers (except for their testing centers), we will likely not be deploying computers on campus, but if any are deployed on campus then they will be clearly identified and maintained by WFE.  Note that if desired, it would be feasible to establish a functional computer lab with donated computers, although they might be more susceptible to breakdown than DOE-supplied brand-new computers.

Computers are offered to students of WFE and also to any other KHIS students who can be identified by school counselors.

Other potential customers include local non-profit organizations such as "Kahuku Elderly Hauoli Hale", "Hope Chapel Kahuku", after school programs at Kahuku Community Center.

We might have to develop a prioritization process to determine who gets a computer if there is a sudden, large demand from students and the community.  Hopefully, we would be able to increase our supply to meet any demand.

Repaired computers will not be stored indefinitely awaiting customers.  Ideally, they will be deployed within four weeks of being repaired.  Excess repaired computers or computer parts will be donated to Hawaiian Hope for their use.

Requirements (the KHIS administration has provided us):

Approximately 150 sq ft secure storage space for equipment and computers awaiting repair

Approximately 200 sq ft room for the club to meet and repair computers.  This space could be shared but it would be highly desirable that we be able to keep at least 8computer stations permanently available.  It could be arranged for these stations to be available to other users when not in use by the club.

  • Two regular-sized tables and 8 chairs
  • At least two 15 Amp power circuits
  • Internet access:

Either one active Ethernet port which allows us to connect our own multi-port switch or a KHIS-provided network switch that provides at least eight RJ45 ports

In the past, we have assisted the school tech department in many ways including moving, sorting and repairing equipment and updating computers.  We are willing to continue this support.

It is possible that we could begin to operate a computer repair "business" where we repair computers for a nominal fee or for a donation or for free. Funds collected could be used for equipment or for the KHS general fund.  This would require some serious thought to the structure of the business model for compliance with the law and with DOE regulations. We could offer a "Computer Tuneup" service.  Customers could bring their laptop computers for a tuneup (remove spyware, unwanted programs and install antivirus software) for a suggested donation of $20 to KHS.

Hawaiian Hope (HH) will provide technical training and standard operating procedures (SOP) for WFE.  HH will also use their contacts to supply donated computer parts.  From time to time, HH will also use repaired computers to give to HH customers.

Hawaiian Hope is a Hawaii-based non-profit organization run by Curtis Kropar and his cadre of volunteers.  HH serves the IT needs of other non-profits, the homeless and low-income families. HH has installed hundreds of small to large computer labs primarily for the use of low-income families.  They run low-cost Internet Cafes to serve low-income families.  In the last 5 years, they have given away more than 1.200 free computers including more than 100 given away in a single night to Hauula Elementary School students in 2011: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug6ndTdVrqA)

Background on Brian Walsh:  I was raised and educated in South Africa where I worked as an Electronic Engineer designing communications equipment.  I moved to the United States in 1984 and worked in Maryland designing Data Modems for 5 years, then I moved to California and worked for Intel as the Engineering Manager of a team that developed retail data modem products and later computer platforms used for system-level validation testing of new microprocessors.  Since retiring in 1999 and moving to Kaaawa, I volunteer at several local schools (mostly Kaaawa, Hakipuu Learning Center and Kahuku), helping to maintain and repair computers and networks. I have been married to my wife, Kaye, for 30 years and I am a US citizen.

 

Brian Walsh

BrianandKaye@walsh.net                            

237-8472                              

P.O. Box 628, Kaaawa HI 96730

 

Program Action - Logic Model - Student Achievement


Situation

We need assurances from KHIS that our club can use our current facility for a long period of time since we are planning on cleaning it up, painting it and replacing furniture and technology.

We need to be recognized by more local business entities and the media for supporting local job training, computer repair services.


Needs & Assets

Requirements (the KHIS administration has provided us):
- Approximately 150 sq ft secure storage space for equipment and computers awaiting repair
- Approximately 200 sq ft room for the club to meet and repair computers.  This space could be shared but it would be highly desirable that we be able to keep at least 2 computer stations permanently available.  It could be arranged for these stations to be available to other users when not in use by the club.
- Two regular-sized tables and 8 sturdy chairs
- At least four 15 Amp power circuits
- Internet access: Either one active Ethernet port which allows us to connect our own multi-port switch or a KHIS-provided network switch that provides at least eight RJ45 ports.  

The club needs another 60” flat screen for instruction since the other we used was taken by another department.


Problems

Our club is given a quota of just 80 broken or fixed computers since there is a limited amount of storage space in our room. Our volunteers have to pay for wifi adapters and refreshments out of their own pockets which has amounted to about $2,000 each year.


Stakeholders

Schools within Windward Oahu District, Kahuku Complex.

The Computer Repair Club is a project of the Ko’olauloa Educational Alliance Corp (a 501 C3 non-profit)

We hope to make the Computer Repair Club a project of the Kahuku Complex 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC).

 

Priorities

Train KHIS students to repair and properly configure computers.
Keep usable computers out of the waste stream.

Deploy computers to people who can use them: classrooms, students' homes, etc (as requested by school counselors).
Send junked computer equipment to e-waste recycling.

 

Mission

Uplift the social and economic status of the Computer Repair Club graduates through education and skills development training with emphasis on values formation, application of computer repair technology and programming skills.


Vision

The Computer Repair Club envisions to be a leading supporter of information technologies, that prepares Ko’olauloa district students to excel in teaching computer education and contribute to the development of society and meet the standards of a fast-paced global life.


Values

Keeping technology costs for parents and students in our community and for teachers and administrators in our schools.


Mandates

Send junked computer equipment to e-waste recycling.

All computers that are donated must have a form filled out by a parent or legal guardian that will assure the Computer Repair Club that the computer will not be sold, but returned to the club for other students to use.


Resources

We will accept working and dead computers collected from the island the campus that are considered broken.
We will solicit donations from businesses or individuals.  These computers are typically donated by organizations that are "refreshing" their computers with newer models.  They get tax credit for donations and usually wipe the computer hard drives prior to donation.  These sources include but are not limited to:
- BYUH, PCC, Turtle Bay Resort

- SunEdison, Kahuku Community Fund, Hawaii Community Foundation,  OHA, City and County of Honolulu, Alu Like, donorschoose.org

- Computers for Kids (http://www.catii.com/comp4kids.html)
- Hawaiian Hope (http://www.hawaiianhope.org/)
We will solicit computers from the community for repair or tune-up including the removal of computer viruses and adware/spyware.

Local Dynamics

Due to our remote location on campus, it is a little difficult for parents to find us.  The campus is locked on weekends and during holidays.


Collaborators
- KHIS Administration (for approving usage of facilities), KHIS Counselors (for finding families that need computers)

- BYU Hawaii

- Computers for Kids

- HawaiianHope.org

Hawaiian Hope is a Hawaii-based non-profit organization run by Curtis Kropar and his cadre of volunteers.  HH serves the IT needs of other non-profits, the homeless and low-income families. HH has installed hundreds of small to large computer labs primarily for the use of low-income families.  They run low-cost Internet Cafes to serve low-income families.  In the last 5 years, they have given away more than 1.200 free computers including more than 100 given away in a single night to Hau’ula Elementary School students in 2011: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug6ndTdVrqA)

 

INPUTS


What we invest


Staff time

Tuesdays 1-5 pm

Nathan Strain, Rachel Waite, William Waite

5 hours each per week

Computer Repair Club charter info (link)

List of members (link)


Volunteer hours

Brian Walsh, Barbara Keen, Christian Wilson

5 hours each per week


Planning time

Meeting are held each week during the first our of the Computer Repair Club.


Money

KHIS Computer Repair Club has not received any income over past 5 years


Knowledgebase

All new members of the Computer Repair Club do not require previous experience. They just need to be willing to learn from our team members and encourage a positive working environment.


Expertise

As students spend time each week fixing computers, they will be surprised at the value of their new skills since they are always in demand.  Learning to fix computers and learning how to program with mentors will help young people their logic and reasoning skills.


Materials

Personal computer repair tools, cleaning materials, air and water compressor, air conditioner.


Equipment

Computers will only have legally licensed software installed
-   Operating system will be as licensed on the Windows COA label, free Mac OS or free Linux
-   Office software will typically be the free OpenOffice suite
-   Antivirus software will be the free Avast, AVG or Security Essentials
-   Other free utilities: Adobe Acrobat Reader, VLC Media Player
Computers will be offered "as-is" with no implied warranty
Un-repairable or junk computers will be disposed of as e-waste

Space

Kahuku High and Intermediate School, Room Z4

Approximately 400 sq ft secure storage space for working computers and equipment and computers awaiting repair


Technology

Windows 10, Mac OS, Cloudready OS

Desktops, laptops, Chromebooks


Partners

BYU Hawaii, Turtle Bay Resort

Computers for Kids, HawaiianHope.org

Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Malaekahana Hui, Captain Planet Foundation, Whole Foods Kailua, Ulupono Initiative, Hawaii Community Foundation, OHA, Kahuku Community Foundation

University of Hawaii (potential partner)


OUTPUTS Participants


Who we reach

Students in the Ko’olauloa School District:  Kahuku High and Intermediate, Kahuku Elementary, Laie Elementary, Kaaawa Elementary, Sunset Beach Elementary Schools


Existing Contributors

BYU Hawaii, Computers for Kids, PCC


New Contributors

Local businesses


Clients

Since KHIS apparently has a policy of NOT deploying desktop computers (except for their testing centers), we will likely not be deploying computers on campus, but if any are deployed on campus then they will be clearly identified and maintained by WFE.  Note that if desired, it would be feasible to establish a functional computer lab with donated computers, although they might be more susceptible to breakdown than DOE-supplied brand-new computers.


Computers are offered to students of WFE and also to any other KHIS students who can be identified by school counselors.
Other potential customers include local non-profit organizations such as "Kahuku Elderly Hauoli Hale", "Hope Chapel Kahuku", after school programs at Kahuku Community Center.


We might have to develop a prioritization process to determine who gets a computer if there is a large demand from students and the community.  Hopefully, we would be able to increase our supply to meet any demand.


Repaired computers will not be stored indefinitely awaiting customers.  Ideally, they will be deployed within four weeks of being repaired.  Excess repaired computers or computer parts will be donated to Hawaiian Hope for their use.

Students in the Ko’olauloa School District:  Kahuku High and Intermediate, Kahuku Elementary, Laie Elementary, Kaaawa Elementary, Sunset Beach Elementary Schools.


Educators

Teachers in the Ko’olauloa School District:  Kahuku High and Intermediate, Kahuku Elementary, Laie Elementary, Kaaawa Elementary, Sunset Beach Elementary Schools


Ko’olauloa Educational Alliance Corp (a 501 C3 non-profit)

Kahuku Complex 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC)

Kahuku.org


Decision-Makers

KHIS Principal, Kahuku/Castle Complex superintendent


Consumers

Students in Ko’olauloa School District:  Kahuku High and Intermediate, Kahuku Elementary, Laie Elementary, Kaaawa Elementary, Sunset Beach Elementary Schools

Other potential consumers include local non-profit organizations such as "Kahuku Elderly Hauoli Hale", "Hope Chapel Kahuku", after school programs at Kahuku Community Center.

 

OUTPUTS Activities


What we do


Develop products, curriculum, resources

Programming instruction


Deliver content and services

Computer repair, virus removal


Conduct workshops and meetings

Computer instruction


Train

Students, teachers, parents, community


Counsel/Advice

School Tech Administrators


Facilitate

Computer repair, recycling computers and batteries

Link to have computers repaired


Partner

Ko’olauloa Educational Alliance Corp (a 501 (C)(3) non-profit)

Kahuku Complex 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC)


Disseminate/Work with Media

Showcase accomplishments to School Community Council (SCC) and local TV stations

 

OUTPUTS Direct Products


What we  create

Reuse broken or outdated computers with Cloudready.


Plans

Our plan is to repair and deliver 20 computers per month to families in the Ko’olauloa district.


Event documents

Document computer donations, ewaste processing and pickups via online google docs.


Topic areas

Computer repair, arduino, programming, robotics.


Pages

Link to School Website computer club page.

Document accomplishments and press releases of Computer Repair Club (link).


Articles

Have article written in MidWeek.


Templates

Share our success with 50,000 other schools that normally throw away old technology.

Share school technology plans and tech sustainability with them via website and email.


Satisfaction

Our goal is to satisfy many families in the Ko’olauloa district by providing free computer and computer repair so students in their families can do homework and other assignments without paying a fortune for technology.


Fun

Learning how to repair computers is not only a useful and rewarding skill, it is actually fun to do.


Community Networks

Ko’olauloa Educational Alliance Corp (a 501 C3 non-profit).

 

OUTPUT IMPACT Short-Term


Results in terms of Learning


Awareness

Of computer recycling


Knowledge

Of how to repair computers.


Attitudes

Help people think about recycling broken technology before simply throwing it away.


Skills

Student learn valuable job skills. Our club president is the youngest employee of Turtle Bay Resort. He works in their tech dept.


Interest

We would like to see more young women and men become involved in STEM projects.


Opinions

We would like more people in our community on building academic programs at our school.


Aspirations

Help Computer Repair Club  students hook up with mentors and volunteers, find scholarships and jobs for them related to technology (i.e. Google, Tesla, Apple, Microsoft, etc).


Intentions

We aspire to help young people in our district to find and use the resources they need to find a rewarding career in technology.


Motivations

Our sincere motivation is to  help young people enjoy helping others, particularly teachers, to use technology to benefit  society.

 

OUTPUT IMPACT Intermediate


Results in terms of changing Action


Behavior

(i.e. participation, retention)

As students in the club take their roles seriously, their behavior improves and they are now looked as professionals.


Practice/Contributions

(i.e. articles, pictures, bytes, edits, etc).

As we document all of the contributions of the club, administrators, teachers gain confidence in our role as a support team.


Decision Making

(i.e program planning, gap analysis, next steps)

Measure and document our progress to facilitate the decision-making process by our stakeholders.


Policies

Link to policies, standards.


Social Action

Outreach program to make sure all students are aware of our repair and training programs.

 

OUTPUT IMPACT Long-Term - STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT


Results in terms of change to the Condition


Social  (i.e. Reach, Participation, Diversity)

Advertise Computer Repair Club position openings in school bulletin and enewsletter. (link to application form)

Link to join computer club.(create online google form).


Economic (i.e. more funding for programs, more cost effective programs).

Write grants to secure funding for computer repair tools, curriculum, transportation, training, etc.
Link to current grant request.

Integrate entrepreneurship, sustainability, film and computer club for economic development project with google, vr, street view, etc.

Link to school fundraising documentation. (take photo of 2 pages).


Civic  (i.e. Reach, Community Assessment)

Recipient of donated computers can get higher grades, apply for scholarships and college, etc.

Share Computer Repair Club  documentation, visit with schools, administrators, and superintendents

Facilitate other schools in starting their own respective Computer Repair Clubs.


Environmental  (i.e. Article and Photo Quality, Expanse of Content)

The KHIS Computer Repair Club has diverted hundreds of computers from dumpsters.  For completely broken computers, they were properly processed for ewaste. Here is a list of our ewaste pickups.

 

Assumptions


We will be able to have the same amount of space in room Z4 to use and repair computers.

Ensure our room will be safe from mildew, mold, weeds, electrical fires, arson attempts, and natural disasters.

 

External Factors


Hawaii DOE Policies and Procedures.

Evaluation


Identification

Write grants to secure funding for computer repair tools, curriculum, transportation, training, etc.


Design

Design Computer Repair Club template for schools in the entire state.


Implementation

Share documentation, visit with schools, administrators, and superintendents.


Completion/Follow-up

Film our club president explain how our Computer Repair Club operates and share on ‘Olelo, TV morning news and other outlets

Background on Nathan Strain, Computer Repair Club president:

I was raised and educated in Utah and in Hawaii.  I have been the president of the Computer Repair Club since 2015.I currently work on the tech team at Turtle Bay Resort and I also help the tech team at KHIS.  I have helped our school win several awards using distributive computing to help find cures for the ebola and HIV viruses. I have also helped repair hundreds of computers that were donated to families in our school district that have no computers at home to do homework.


Background on Brian Walsh, Volunteer Mentor:  

I was raised and educated in South Africa where I worked as an Electronic Engineer designing communications equipment.  I moved to the United States in 1984 and worked in Maryland designing Data Modems for 5 years, then I moved to California and worked for Intel as the Engineering Manager of a team that developed retail data modem products and later computer platforms used for system-level validation testing of new microprocessors.  Since retiring in 1999 and moving to Kaaawa, I volunteer at several local schools (mostly Kaaawa, Hakipuu Learning Center and Kahuku), helping to maintain and repair computers and networks. I have been married to my wife, Kaye, for 30 years and I am a US citizen.


Background on Barbara Keen, Volunteer Mentor:

Barbara Keen grew up in the Midwestern United States. She attended Ohio State University, Ohio Institute of Technology and Thomas Edison State University where she obtained her degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. Barbara proceeded to travel the world and work in the Radar and Aviation Electronics sector for many years. In the early 2000’s she attended Microsoft school and received her Microsoft certifications, A+, and Networking Certifications and worked in the computer and networking technology field to date. She brings with her 34 years of a wide array of electronics and computer technology experience. Currently, Barbara is on hiatus and giving back to the community by assisting with the Kahuku Middle and High School Computer Club and many other community service projects on the island of Oahu.


Background on Christian Wilson, Volunteer Mentor:

I was raised and educated in private British and American schools in Mexico and Brazil. I worked in the computer field since 1977 in New York and Hawaii.I graduated from BYU-Idaho and BYU-Hawaii and received degress in Computer Science and Business Management.  I retired as a senior systems analyst and retail manager  in 1999 and have done computer consulting work since that time. I volunteer and work part-time at Kahuku High and Intermediate School and as volunteer board member of the Ko’olauloa Educational Alliance Corporation non-profit assisting them with their websites, broken computers, sustainability program, grant writing, and college and career readiness programs.


Desired Outcomes for 21st Century Learners:

7C’s of Transformational Learning:

  • Critical Thinking & Problem-solving Research, Analysis, Synthesis, Project Management, etc.
  • Creativity & Innovation New Knowledge Creation, ”Best Fit” Design Solutions, Artful Storytelling, etc.
  • Collaboration, Teamwork & Leadership Cooperation, Compromise, Consensus, Community-building, etc.
  • Cross-cultural Understanding Across Diverse Ethnic, Knowledge & Organizational Cultures
  • Communication & Media Fluency Crafting & Analyzing Messages & Using Media Effectively
  • Computing & ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Fluency Effective Use of Electronic Information & Knowledge Tools
  • Career & Learning Self-reliance Managing Change, Lifelong Learning & Career Redefinition

21st Century Learning Formula

3R's X 7C's = 21st Century Learning

- Oracle Learning Foundation

Pictures of students getting jobs, scholarships, etc

Families receiving fixed computers

 

KHIS Computer Repair Club
Kahuku Computer Club Facebook page:
 
Kahuku Computer Repair Club:
Hawaiian Hope, a non-profit that donates computers to help homeless find and prepare for jobs: