The Travelling Hacker Box Visits Home Base

A project log for Travelling Hacker Box

lol travelling salesman problem

BenchoffBenchoff 04/05/2016 at 23:529 Comments

After travelling 21,838 miles around the United States, the Travelling Hacker Box makes it to the Hackaday Home Base in Pasadena.

Here's a full inventory of the goodies:

1.75 ABS and PLA and a Sony Handycam eyepiece

A delrin Buddashnozzle, hobbed bolt, and some PTFE tape

Another Box! What's in the box?!

Various crystals

A random selection of various parts in the second box

A tiny CRT

A Someformoj video chip.

More random parts. Oh. "Some form of"

Still more random parts. Thus concludes the opening of the inner box.

iPod, Verison MiFi and a hexbug.

Big honkin' cap

stepper motors, analog meter, 7" display

Wall wart, LED display, vintage transistors

Stickers and a tablet. Yes, the tablet was charged.

Arduino motor shield and an epson line scanner

Stepper motor driver kit

Pic16 programmer

Beauty shot


What I removed:

Seriously, a wall wart? Nobody needs that.


Here's a map of where the travelling hackerbox has... travelled:

That's 21,838 miles in 11 hops. Here's the plan we're going with. Since we're not going for distance anymore, the travelling hacker box is going to make a trip around the perimeter of the US. This seems sensible to do before going off to England, EU, Asia, and Easter Island.

So, what does that mean for you? If you live in a state with a beach, a tim hortons, or immigration and customs enforcement, you need to drop a line in the hacker chat for the travelling hackerbox. You could also drop Benchoff a personal note on People confirmed already are: Pablo, jarek319, Michael in minnesota, and SpaceKiwi. They know who they are.


Conundrum wrote 04/12/2016 at 06:38 point

I recognize that handycam viewfinder!! Pretty sure it originated with the 4HV junkbox when sent from CI, figured it was just too cool not to send it.

Also sold a fair few of these back in the day so it could be one of those.

On that subject does anyone have the pinout for a P4671 055119 LCD from a Sony Handycam TRV228E please? thanks!

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Irish wrote 04/12/2016 at 02:48 point

I almost kept that stepper motor driver kit.

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DainBramage wrote 04/09/2016 at 13:34 point

I think that the wall-wart is the power supply for the pic programmer.

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alpha_ninja wrote 04/11/2016 at 19:03 point

this is correct as far as I can tell. I believe @esot.eric added the pic programmer...?

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DainBramage wrote 04/11/2016 at 19:09 point

He was part of the original box, the one that sadly got stolen. I think the programmer came from  @ThunderSqueak.

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alpha_ninja wrote 04/11/2016 at 19:10 point

Huh, ok.

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Eric Hertz wrote 04/11/2016 at 19:23 point

Wasn't me, but D'awww I feel so loved :)

This one's gone pretty durn far! Awesomeness!

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alpha_ninja wrote 04/11/2016 at 20:01 point

woot woot!

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ThunderSqueak wrote 04/11/2016 at 19:17 point

Yes, the wall wart was the supply for the programmer.

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