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I saw one of these on YouTube and had to make one (two actually).

The World’s Most Useless Machine; you turn it on and it turns itself off. That’s it.

I ordered the electrical parts kit from Frivolous Engineering. I had to solder the circuit board and assemble all of the components, then I built a simple cedar box for it. It operates on two AA batteries (not included).

Video of the machine in action.

-- Elwood, making sawdust in Germany, http://www.AnsbachArtisans.com





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Tokolosi

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#1 posted 769 days ago

I just love these! And you made a beautifull version!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 769 days ago

I don’t reckon I’ve ever seen one of these but at least you made a nice box for it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com/

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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MrsN

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#3 posted 769 days ago

awesome! I love these machines. Thanks for the link to the parts also, I was trying to find that a while ago.

-- ----- www.KNWoodworking.com ----- --

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 769 days ago

Uuuhhhh…..... OK. It’s cute. Not sure I need one right now. Good work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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joey bealis

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#5 posted 769 days ago

That is neat.

-- We the willing. http://www.woodanddreams.com

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NBeener

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#6 posted 769 days ago

Oh, now THAT’s cute !

-- -- Neil

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Gabe C.

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#7 posted 769 days ago

Oh my gosh, that is funny. Almost spit my lunch all over my laptop.

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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WinterSun

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#8 posted 769 days ago

Nice touch with the colored LEDs. One of these days I’ll build one of those. :)

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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Kayvon

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#9 posted 769 days ago

Useless? Are you kidding me? First of all, it turns itself off. Second, it turns itself off. Third, it turns itself off. Fourth, it turns itself off. I wouldn’t get bored with that for a while.

-- Kayvon

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toddbeaulieu

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#10 posted 769 days ago

That is hysterical! I love it! And well built!

Boy I almost just ordered the innerds, but $12 for shipping seems excessive to me and rubs me the wrong way.

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ChrisK

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#11 posted 769 days ago

They would make a neat X-mas gift for some of my friends.

-- Chris K

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DIYaholic

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#12 posted 769 days ago

That is a great way to keep the “simple minded” folks, like me, busy ALL day long!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 769 days ago

OKAY….............Beautiful color in that cedar. What happens when the batteries wear out.. It must stay on!!!!!!!!!! That sounds like an oxy-moron

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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NormG

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#14 posted 769 days ago

Great coffee table piece, thanks for sharing

-- Norman

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Roger

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#15 posted 769 days ago

now that is entertaining…

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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