The university I graduated from basically stole my Raspberry Pi. I submitted a Pi inside a PS1 case and a USB controller as part of my BA thesis, with the expectation that I'm going to receive it back at some point, but I've been emailing them every once in a while about it for the past like two years and they keep telling me they're gonna look for it and then nothing happens, rinse and repeat.
I'm starting to believe that I'm going to have to go there in person to recover it, but the trip there and back would be like 500 euros cause it's in the UK and I'm in Romania 🙃
Does anyone have any ideas what I could do about this?
@hazelnot Production of single board computers is completely shot. I've been trying to get one for 3 months.
@n According to someone else it's pretty much impossible to even do that because of the chip shortage
@hazelnot Which University? A bit of noise on Social Media (including the birdsite) may stir up some remorse. And get your Pi back
@fruchti I don't have a receipt for it, and it wasn't actually me who bought it, it was my dad and it was years ago, but I guess I can try? Hopefully they'll find it though 🥲
@hazelnot do you have any friends who are still at the university and could try to make some noise in person?
@guenther Nope, I had a quite weird university "career", most people I knew graduated 1-2 years before me and I never really interacted with people I didn't share classes with cause I'm a social anxiety mess
@hazelnot Do they regularly get hardware as part of thesis?
If not it could simply be that they actually lost it?
@hazelnot (and if that is any help at some point for you it would probably be not problem to swag another type of Pi (not the most expensive one) over to you, ie. from Germany)
@hazelnot You could try to put pressure on them via the Student Representative Council, most UK unis have one and they have a lot of power.
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