About:Why gomiboy? First, "Gomi Boy" is a character in a William Gibson novel, Idoru. "Gomi" in Japanese means "junk", and Gomi Boy describes himself as "... a dealer in second-hand equipment. That is why I am called Gomi Boy." I collect junk unrepentantly, as you never know when it'll be useful. Instructables is an excellent place to find ways of making junk useful!