Hit by TGIMBOEJ!
I heard about The Great Internet Migratory Box of Electronic Junk from a Hack-A-Day article, and put my name on the wiki as desiring to receive one. TGIMBOEJ is best explained as follows (from http://tgimboej.org/ ):
Recipient Conditions for The Great Internet Migratory Box Of Electronics Junk:
1. Take out and add as much electronics junk as you like (but keep it small enough to fit in a USPS flat-rate Priority Mail box).
Shortly after, Carl Trimble started a new box and I became its first recipient!
While it's still junk, it's always exciting to get something unknown, and this box was full of interesting bits and pieces.
I took two items from it, a DLink USB radio, and a Staple's Easy Button:
I used to have one of those radios, and it worked reasonably well - the FM chip inside has a reasonably readable and available datasheet so I can hack it in innumerable ways, but I might simply use it as is (assuming it works) and capture a few radio programs that still have yet to provide full podcasts (Prairie Home Companion, I'm looking at you!).
I've always wanted a Staple's easy button, for no particular reason, and there are many things that can be done with that. I've got a lot of other projects on my plate right now, though, so don't hold your breath...
I added a tool, a microcontroller development kit (with ethernet and TCP/IP), and a few other items - hopefully they'll be useful/interesting/entertaining to some recipient down the line.
After scanning through the list of people who would like to receive one, I randomly chose the John C. Frement Library District Technical Department, contacted them, and Kieran H. speedily responded in the affirmative - the box goes out tomorrow.
I haven't removed my name from the list as I certainly wouldn't mind seeing another one - I've got lots of stuff to get rid of...er, share... with my fellow electronic enthusiasts! Maybe I'll put a box or two into the system - as of right now there are 17 boxes, and looking at the list of people who want one I can see the demand is larger than the supply.