TGIMBOEJ has left the building.
It has been posted on to a fellow hacker in Kent.
In the end I added quite a lot of stuff to the box. Amongst other things a 6MP CCD from an old Fujitsu S20 pro camera, a bunch of motors from CD-ROM and floppy drives and a few discreet ICs
Soon I will try and post an update about what I did with the switches I took out of the box.
It has landed.
There is some neat stuff in the box and I’ll been sending it on shortly. I have a bunch of junk to add, and here are the photos.
I’ve removed a board that contained a load of backlit LCD buttons, probably to be integrated into the chest of a robot of the as anÂ emergency stop/go kill button etc.
Yesterday I spotted an email in my inbox from a guy named Conrad.
He had contacted me because he had seen my name on the TGIMBOEJ.org, a site that coordinates Migratory Boxes of Electric Junk on the Internet.
My name has been down on this site for at least a year, finally I get to participate!
So within a few days it should arrive and I’ll document here what’s in it and what I do with whatever I find.
I also have to add some stuff. I think for starters a NX18 Nixie Tube as seen in the Adafruit Ice Clock
So tomorrow is my talk at SkillsMatter on Hardware hacking.
Here is an uploaded copy of my draft presentation:
I will be giving a talk at SkillsMatter in London on Hardware Hacking. This will be on Tuesday 1st December and will be the final talk in the Yahoo! Developer Network’s YDN Tuesday series.
This talk will be an introduction to hardware hacking, what it means, how to get started, tools you need, interesting blogs and where to find inspiration.
The talk will cover using the Arduino plus some other interesting topics.
For those people that are interested, we will be also try and setup a London Hardware Hackers group, to meet, share ideas, hardware, techniques and generally drink beer.