Home / Electronic Kits / Beginner / Solarbotics Useless Box Kit Solarbotics Useless Box Kit SKU: 60005 Solarbotics Useless Box Kit$29.95 USD It’s a kit that builds something that …turns itself off when turned on. Hence, the Useless Box!In stock + Solarbotics Useless Box Kit quantity $29.95 USD- Add to cart SKU: 60005 Categories: Beginner, Brands, Electronic Kits, Sale Items, Solarbotics Tag: allAccounts Description Resources More Info Reviews (0) Description 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 Full satisfaction warranty. If you have any problem (lost/snapped part, strange behavior…), contact us for free support and replacements! Custom Useless Boxes Have an idea for a gift box with attitude? We can help with custom lid engraving for an additional $20 if you order Useless Boxes in multiples of 4 (same design on all four boxes). Select “Box with Custom Top x 4” option and add it to cart to include it with your order. Send your order confirmation along with your artwork + instructions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure you follow Custom Engraving Guidelines. You can use the Useless Box Template if you like as well. Videos: Soldering tutorial Our Useless Box from Mattias Burling: Useless Our Useless Box was even featured in a real (short) film as a central prop. Resources Assembly documentation - 2014DatasheetUseless Box Lid Template (.pdf)SchematicUseless Box Lid Template (.cdr)SchematicCustom Art GuidelinesDocumentationUseless Box 1.3 GM3 version (with hinges) Laser templateDatasheet More Info Weight 0.404 kg Dimensions 18 × 14 × 4 cm Weight 0.4kg Reviews There are no reviews yet.Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review. Related products Sparkfun Pro Mini 328 – Compatible with Arduino – 3.3V/8MHzSKU: 50720This is a 3.3V Arduino running the 8MHz bootloader, in a very small package - a Mini Arduino, you might say!$15.29 USD In stockAdd to cart Solarbotics SolarSpeeder v2.0SKU: K SSThe SolarSpeeder 2 Kit is a very quick Solaroller that can cover 3 meters (10 feet) in under 40 seconds in direct sunlight.$27.50 USD Out of stockRead more The Solar Marble Machine Kit (Solderless Version)SKU: 60419Marble Motion kit, enabled by Solarengine technology that keeps on moving even in low indoor light!$36.99 USD In stockAdd to cart Arduino Uno R3SKU: 50450The Arduino Uno is the all-new replacement for the favourite and popular Arduino Duemilanove. Now shipping R3!$29.45 USD In stockAdd to cart Arduino Experimenters KitSKU: ARDXThe Solarbotics edition of the Oomlout Arduino Experimenter's Kit makes learning Arduino microcontrollers fabulously straightforward!$85.00 USD In stockAdd to cart
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