Making Something Useless Useful - 2013

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December 23, 2013

The Useless Box is continuing to populate the world with useless... usefullness, and that means it's time for another update on the Make Something Useless Useful project. You might remember we started in 2012 by donating a percentage of past sales of Useless Boxes to Plan Canada. This year we are donating $6000 to assist education in Africa in the form of paying for:

  • Power for a a school
  • Equipment for a school
  • A baby buffalo
  • Five sheep

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November 18, 2004
Book Project Parts Bundles

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August 5, 2004
Sumovore PIC Brainboard

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August 9, 2006
Another New Gearmotor - The GM19!

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December 12, 2008
Last Minute Deals

Hey everyone - if you're still scrambling to find that certain something for that certain somebody we might just have what you're looking for. For a limited time when you purchase a HexPummer Lantern we'll throw in a bonus shell for FREE. You'll get to choose the colour and theme for two lantern shells/sleeves so […]

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