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The Great Internet Migratory Box Of Electronics Junk

TGIMBOEJ, The Great Internet Migratory Box Of Electronics Junk is a progressive lending repository of electronic components. An open collaborative project, TGIMBOEJ can be seen as a cross between P2P file sharing and a flea market, an internet meme in physical form. It arrives full of wonderful (and possibly useless) components, but you will surely find some treasures to keep. You will be inspired to look through your own stuff and find more “electronic junk” that can be donated to the box before it is passed on again. And on and on and on. There are several incarnations of TGIMBOEJ being passed around the US and some parts of the world.

What I took from the box:

  • Straight thru-hole connector headers
  • Alligator clips
  • Assorted capacitors
  • Assorted resistors
  • A hobby motor
  • A LED flashlight

TGIMBOEJWhat I added to the box:

  • A surface mount accelerometer
  • Right-angle thru-hole connector headers
  • Assorted capacitors
  • Assorted adapters
  • A multi-card reader
  • Assorted wires
  • Several unidentified components from previous orders containing wrong items that were not worth exchanging
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