Useless Box Kit

Item number: 2018903

EAN: 6094652246576

It’s a kit that builds something that …turns itself off when turned on. Hence, the Useless Box!

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Yes, it’s … Useless! It’s a clever electromechanical box that turns itself off after you’ve turned it on.

You build it, you turn it on, and …it has other ideas. A finger extends, and turns itself off just as quickly as you turn it on. Weird and wonderful, it’s a physical description of many aspects of life (how’s that for the beginning of an artsy interpretation?).

This kit features a box you construct out of glossy black acrylic that houses a gear motor, battery, and switch you solder together yourself, so you can proudly declare yourself the “creator of Uselessness!”. Solarbotics is the original manufacturer of this same kit made for MAKE magazine and Thinkgeek.

Sure it’s useless… but it keeps your itchy switch-flippin’ fingers busy!

To build your own Useless Box, you will need basic soldering equipment, 2xAA batteries, and #2 Phillips screwdriver.

Kit Features:

  • 3mm black acrylic “T-nut” construction
  • Simple-to-solder circuit board
  • 2AA power (for many, many thousands of cycles of use)
  • Flip-open, metal hinge construction to show off the internals

Shipping weight: 0,42 Kg
Dimensions ( length width height ): 23,00 15,00 4,00 cm
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