Main activity


WEEE Open Team has the ambitious goal of solving some of the problems of the Politecnico, such as the environmental footprint of the Campus and the need for a more hands-on learning: the goal of the project is in fact to encourage the recovery and reuse of electronic devices, taking advantage of the immense value they can bring to learning, including the practical aspects.

The main activity consists in repairing obsolete and disused computers owned by the Politecnico and then installing free software, in order to make them usable again. If this is not feasible, we will try to recover as many components as possible from the computers, to reduce the amount of electronic waste to be disposed.

Riparazione PC
Donazione 2020

Repaired computers will be donated to schools and no profit organizations that request them. Requests can be made through a specific procedure and the team will handle as many as possible.

Within the team, students will be able to test their knowledge, collaborate with students from different courses and deepen the practical aspect of learning. The result of this process will benefit the environment, society and the University.

Thanks to this experience, the students will broaden their skills and sensibility, introducing themselves to the world of work.


Side activities

Some members of the team participate in the computer assistance desk at Casa del Quartiere (via Oddino Morgari 14, Torino), organized by Officina Informatica Libera: every Wednesday evening, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, we provide free hardware and software support (mainly on Linux OS).

In addition, the team is almost always present at restart parties organized by Restarters Torino: these are events where anyone can bring in consumer electronics products that are broken or need maintenance, and volunteers, including some of our students, will help repair them.

Siamo anche spesso presenti ad altri eventi.

Finally, since 2018, the team has been collaborating with the Netstudent association to hold the Corso GNU/Linux Base and Corso GNU/Linux Avanzato.

Events in which we participated



28 novembre 2021

11 novembre 2021

10 ottobre 2021

Notte dei Ricercatori 2021

25 settembre 2021

24 october 2020

5 october 2020

2 october 2020

26 november 2019

20 november 2019

13 november 2019

10 november 2019

26 october 2019

fall 2019

10 october 2019

29 september 2019

13 june 2019

4-5 may 2019

spring 2019

14 march 2019

2 december 2018

8 november 2018

fall 2018

27 october 2018

21 october 2018

29 september 2018

24 september 2018

2 june 2018

10 may 2018

6 april 2018

spring 2018

25 november 2017

19 november 2017

28 october 2017

29 september 2017

24 september 2017

9 july 2017

10 june 2017

24 may 2017

14 may 2017

22 march 2017

22 november 2016

22 october 2016