The Great Internet Migratory Box Of Electronics Junk
Very cool! A few weeks back I received a new TGIMBOEJ Box Code Gray-M from Bob in OR. It was quite a heavy and jam-packed box full of cool stuff. It had some pretty interesting items. However I felt I needed to get realistic and really only take what I thought I could realistically use in in the short term. Ya know how it goes...too many projects, too little time.
Anyway I found some rather interesting and useful items so I took the following;
October 3, 2009
Ok. So I had a chance to go through the Box Code: Oakland and decided to take a few things.
What I Took...
First off, I am kind of a "motor junkie" so anytime somebody sends a box with some junk motors I am likely to take them. This is particularly true since I am trying to restart my H-Bridge circuit design for various PWM motor controllers. Its good to be able to have a lot of different motors on hand to try out some techniques. So yeah...I took 'em. Looks like there were a could of 12V'ers and a few small hobby motors which had decent plastic gear boxes. I was thinking about making some small motorized toys for my son so these might come in handy. I also discovered a small stepper. No big deal just a 7.5-deg job but might be fun none-the-less.
I also found some nifty joystick-like potentiometers which might be kind of fun to play with. They have X-Y axis output as well as a push button. Lastly I took some small wire-wrap pieces...cuz ya always need some wire-wrap!
What I put in...
Anyway, not to be greedy I also added some things. Most of the things I added are in the photo on the right (but not all). Might be some surprises too. Anyway that box is now jam-packed. With flat-rate postage I think the USPS is gonna loose some money on that one. Hopefully someone will find the contents useful.
The Saga continues...
So it's ready to go and I am currently looking for a recipient. Then hopefully another will arrive on my doorstep again.
My first TGIMBOEJ has arrived! It's pretty heavy and has lots and lots of junk inside. Below are some pictures of the contents and how the box arrived.
The box Codename I got is Oakland sent to me by Tyler L in Jerseyville, Illinois. It looks like its contents are a quite a bit different than when the box started out.
I am going to go through the box and decide what I think I'd like to take out of the box and later figure out what else I have to add to it. Looks like there are a few motors which might be intersting. Plus there is a really nice color display.
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