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Useless Box Kit - The Original Useless Box Kit, Also Known As the Useless Machine or Perpetual Machine, A Perfect fit for Geek Gifts Desk Toys or a Cool Gadgets Gift
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- ENDLESS FUN: A totally useless box that provides endless fun! With this perpetual machine every time you flip the switch on, a little finger pops out and turns itself off!
- EXCLUSIVE VERSION: Exclusive Red LED included. Make your box glow red! A professional looking but incredibly funny desk gadget, a desk novelty that won't be forgotten.
- DIY KIT: The Black Do It Yourself Useless Box Kit does not come assembled. A great geek gift and soldering kit gift. Perfect as a cool teen gadget gift.
- WHAT'S REQUIRED: Requires two (2) AA Batteries to run and a Soldering Iron to Assemble, both not included.
- Search "Fully Assembled Useless Box" for a fully assembled version or our useless machine that even includes batteries!
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The assembly of the plastic box is a pain. I don't know why they would use nuts and bolts to attach a plastic plate perpendicular to another. It takes four hands and some skill to assemble. When I was done the lid sat ajar, so I had to make a few adjustments. It stays together well enough, but does seem a little flimsy. When the arm retracted it would bounce against the switch in the bottom flexing the plastic piece that the motor is attached to. I fixed this by bending the metal tab on the switch up, so that the motor turns off sooner. The instructions are not a good step by step method. I found it easier to do things in a different order and there were a few things I had to guess at. It doesn't use much power, I suspect it will be a long time before I need to put new batteries in it. I am satisfied with the quality. I did have to use a utility knife to clean up the edge of one panel. I assembled this in a little over an hour on a day that I was stuck at home sick. If you have the tools and like a challenge I would recommend this kit. Some patience is required.
Tools used: jeweler's screwdriver set, needle nosed pliers, soldering iron, solder, utility knife, wire strippers (small)
- a soldering gun
- wire strippers
- philips screwdriver
I was aware of this before I made this purchase, and I'm an electronics enthusiast, so I have all of these tools plus a lot more on-hand. I read some previous bad reviews where people were complaining about needing the extra tools, but it states in the description that these are necessary and not included. I bought this for my kids (all under the age of 5), and they love this thing! Once again, please be aware that extra tools are needed to put this together. I really don't think it's fair that this is getting bad reviews because people aren't reading the details of this product.
Everyone I show it to is REALLY hesitant to flip the switch thinking its going to explode, shock them, or worse. But once I get them to turn it on the smiles and laughs it creates are great.
Overall it is a cool conversation piece, and if you enjoy building something then you will like this a lot.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this so called useless box is useful for me. It is where I put my accessories.Published 23 days ago by James
This box is adorable. I bought it for my husband, the electrician, and he was able to assemble it in just a few hours. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kiley
assembly was much more involved than i expected, but that was half the fun. this thing sits at my desk at work and everyone loves itPublished 5 months ago by Brian Wallace
This is a fun project. Not high quality parts, but good for the price. For such a small box there are a lot of parts in it. Once it is done it it exactly what it is called. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jon
Do not overuse. Initially this box was tons of fun. However, the entity trapped inside the box gets increasingly nervous when the switch is flipped repeatedly. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Husband assembled it, but it didn't work. No refund allowed. Don't buy this.Published 8 months ago by N. Custer
LOLOLOL, If your into buying and building useless things, this is a must have.
you have to solder parts, assemble and enjoy your useless box. Read more