What to do with random stuff?


So I have lying around the following items:

An rc car (all the components work, i just shorted out the battery, and they don't sell replacements here)
A DVD player (The motor that spins the DVD around burned out, I tried to replace with a motor that was the exact same size and everything, and now it is behaving funny)
a satellite box (it's good, we just cancelled our subscription, so they took our antenna)
an lcd screen that I too from its casing (BTW, how do I tell which pin is which (I have a multimeter, but it doesn't really help in that matter)?)
A Linksys wireless router (including the wall adapter)
An old phone ( look here: https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&RequestTimeout=500&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=89654&fcc_id=%27LJPNSW-1NX%27)
A Pirates of the Caribbean alarm clock that is supposed to project the time onto the wall when you push it down.
A dismembered remote from a different remote control item (I only have the remote for that one)
A fishing reel that I haven't been able to put back together
Miscelleny av wires, wall adapter, other wires

So where I am going with this, is, what totally awesome machine can I build with this stuff?

It may be the case that there is no one single project that can incorporate all that junk, or even most of it. However, you should not throw any of it out.

There's a word for this collection of stuff you've got, or maybe it's two words:

Junk Box
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=hp&q=electronics+junk+box

Don't be ashamed of having one.
mosherj87 years ago
Give them to me!
rickharris7 years ago
You need to keep this stuff in a safe place because eventually there will be a time when you start a project and need JUST that part to make it work. Who knows what that might be?
yokozuna7 years ago
Since your components are mostly electronics, Randy's book and the subsequent contest would be a good place to start.