Simply put, our mission is to make past and present technology available to all. Starting with our local community, our overall goals are to provide a space to restore and display vintage computers, process out-of-warranty computers and parts that will be donated to local beneficiaries that don’t have access to technology. Recycling anything that can’t be re-used or re-purposed.
Along with this mission, our other initiatives include creating instructional videos, using 3D printing technologies in fabricating unavailable parts, and bringing together people that are passionately nostalgic for the older technology that is the foundation for all current technology we sometimes take for granted.
Save the Machine is the brainchild of Ben L. and Derek N., both vintage computing enthusiasts. The idea was first proposed in September 2014. Our focus over the last few years has been to build an online presence. Currently, our Facebook Page has over 1,000 followers.
In early 2019, we formed our own 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.