The Great Internet Migratory Box Of Electronics Junk
If you didn't know The Great Internet Migratory Box Of Electronics Junk is a project that allows hackers & makers to share some electronics/components with each other. There's a ton of these things going around, but it seems like they move quite slowly.
I received the box code-named Baltimore Bazaar a few days ago & busted it open immediately; nothing really caught my eye in there, a few motors, a batter charger and a bunch of small components EVERYWHERE. I had to pick a bunch of capacitors and screws out of one of the motors I decided to play with, but there was nothing in there I really wanted or needed.
I took a 2GB SD card out (I'm planning on adding the Homebrew Channel to my Wii), and replaced it with a couple old-school RCA transistors, a small geared motor, a 20Q game (needs a new battery), and a few ICs. I think I saw somewhere that you could hack the 20Q device, I'm sure somebody can find a use for it.
Hopefully I get another box sometime in the future, it was fun trying to figure out what everything is. Perhaps the next one will be more useful to me; maybe I'll even split it, I've certainly got enough junk!