Silent Auction Item
Designed and donated by Solarbotics, this kit has everything you need to build a Useless Box. What is a Useless Box? Why, it's a box that is entirely useless, of course! As soon as you flip the switch to turn the box on and open it up, it responds with a little lever that turns the box right back off again and closes the lid pronto, so you can't put anything inside. It's a box with attitude, that's what it is. (Ok, we'll tell you a little secret: it /is/ possible to bypass the mechanism and open the box if you really want to. But if you're going to just use it like a normal box, what's the point of it being useless, hm?) This is one of just 4 special Useless Boxes that bear the Desert Bus 6 logo.
The kit contains:
1 x 39300 brown "Useless Box" construction set (with nut/bolt hardware), bearing the Desert Bus 6 logo
1 x Motor set (GM3 Motor and Accessory Wheel)
1 x Double-Pole, Double-Throw power switch
1 x Single-Pole, Double-Throw retract limit switch
1 x 4-conductor ribbon wire
1 x 2xAA Battery Pack
1 x Double-sided Sticky Tape
4 x Miniature Hinges
4 x Rubber Feet
2 x #4 x 1/2" Motor-mounting Screws
5 x #2-32 x 3/8" Limit switch / Finger mounting Screws
1 x #2 x 1/4" and #2 Washer set for Accessory Wheel
22 x #4 x 3/8" Bolts and #4 Nut sets
16 x #2 x 1/4" Hinge-mounting Screws
4 x "Little Rubber Feet" to protect your Useless Box from abrasive counter tops!
Solarbotics is a hobby robotics and electronics company, and sells kits for any skill level. They know that technology is cool, and they are helping to spread that knowledge of coolness to all who will listen, take part and perhaps even build their own box-dwelling robot that doesn't want to come out and play.
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