City of Bellevue

The North Bellevue Community & Senior Center and Komputer Enthusiasts of Greater Seattle: Teaming Up to Provide Service to the Community


In 1999 KEGS recognized the opportunity to further assist our community by enhancing a computer training lab at the North Bellevue Community / Senior Center. Using totally donated equipment and volunteer time, KEGS designed, built and installed a state-of-art computer training lab valued at $95,000.00.

KEGS continues to administer and update the lab and the Community Center provides KEGS with access to the lab and their meeting facilities for sixteen (16) Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings every month.

We're very proud of what we've done and we thought we'd give you a look at the Computer Lab. But before you look at the pictures, here's a basic listing of lab's current facilities:

What's in the Lab

Student computers: There are 14 student computers, two at each table. Also, on every student table is a third monitor that displays an image of the instructor's monitor.

The instructor's computer is identical to the student computers and sits on its own table at the front of the room where the instructor can face the students.

At the back of the room is a computer used as a student Scanning station. This computer also has a CD burner.

The Server for the lab's network is also located at the back of the room. Adjacent to the server is a relay rack that holds the network switch and battery back-up for the server. Attached to the server are three printers that can be accessed by any of the lab computers: one laser printer, one inkjet printer and one dot-matrix (impact) printer.

There is also one old 486 computer at the back of the room. This computer is exclusively used by KEGS for attendance records of its SIG meetings.

There is a Portable/Demonstration computer on a roll-around cart that can be used outside the lab. There are two locations in the center that have been wired to provide interconnection by this computer to the lab's network. This is the only computer equipped with a DVD and a sound system.

OK, take a look around. Just click on a picture to get a close-up look. If you want in-depth info on the lab, see the information below.

Current Lab Hardware Configuration Information

The Server was built by KEGS and consists of:

The non-portable Instructor PC and all 14 Student PCs are all:

Dell OptiPlex G1 Pentium II, 350Mh computers with:

The Scanning Station PC is identical to the Instructor computer except that it also has:

The Portable Demo/Instruction PC is a Seattle built, ACI computer with:

The KEGS PC (to the left of the Scanning Station PC) is an old 486 running Windows 98se. It is used by KEGS SIG leaders for attendance administration of their groups.

Current Lab Software Information

The Server's software:

The 14 Student PCs:

The non-portable Teachers PC has everything a Student PC has plus:

The Scanning Station PC has everything a Student PC has plus:

The Portable Demo/Instruction PC has everything a Student PC has plus: