nojay (nojay) wrote,
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Really Useful Box

 Just finished hacking on another long-term project, a really useful box. Nobody makes one of these as a retail product, you can't buy them in the shops. So what is it?

 Well, it started out in life as a computer power supply that died spectacularly one day. I kept the metal case, threw away the rest of the smouldering electronic entrails and then started drilling and cutting. The resulting Really Useful Box contains a 13A socket, a 30-minute clockwork timer I rescued from an old electric cooker three decades ago, a 10A circuit breaker from a scrapped minicomputer of similar vintage and a voltage spike suppressing varistor from the "this'll come in handy someday" drawer. This box is really useful for powering stuff that might blow up when switched on for the first time and means I don't need an infinite supply of spare fuses and the timer lets me run things like battery chargers or lights for a limited period. Like I said, really useful. I wonder what I should call it?
Tags: diy, hoarding, junk
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