Monday, July 27, 2009


I received one of The Great Internet Migratory Boxes of Electronics Junk (TGIMBOEJ) not long ago. The concept behind TGIMBOEJ is simple: put a bunch of stuff, suitable for using in an electronics project, in a box. Mail said box off to an eager recipient. Recipient takes some stuff out, puts some stuff in, and sends the Box off to the next recipient. Hilarity ensues :-)

One additional requirement of participation in the TGIMBOEJ project is documentation -- hence this post, and future ones on what gets made out of the junk (search on keyword 'tgimboej' to find them all.)

As it turns out, Evil Mad Scientist Labs, the instigators of TGIMBOEJ, have located their lair conveniently down a bike path from my house. When the Mad Scientists contacted me to see if I wanted a box, I took a ride over there and brought it home strapped to the back of my bike.

Here's what was in it:

"What a great opportunity to get rid of some of your useless crap that's been cluttering up the house" said^H^H^H^H thought my lovely wife -- so the box will depart here containing more junk than it arrived with.

The box now goes to one John Foster -- who was selected for his appreciation of beer, spacecraft, and geekery. Have fun with it, John!

1 comment:

Ma said...

Said lovely wife is much less perturbed by the random strange objects around the house now that she's hit upon the strategy of piling them in a heap on the workbench whenever she finds them :)