The Useless Machine Concept Was Invented in 1952

The useless machine is now 62 years old! Yes, our Useless Can uses the same principle, but in a much more modern way. We have developed a circuit board that includes all the logic of the mechanism, so you don’t need a soldering iron to assemble the parts. What’s a Useless Machine? A useless machine […]

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We just launch our Kickstarter campaign

Today we are have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for our latest project, The Useless Can. Kickstarter is a global crowdfunding platform based in the United States. The company’s mission is to help bring creative projects to life. By pledging an amount toward our project on Kickstarter, you’ll be encouraging our creativity and in […]

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Parts you get with the Useless Can

The Useless Can comes unassembled and has 45 separate parts. 1 aerospace-quality aluminium top 1 aerospace-quality aluminium arm 1 aerospace-quality aluminium cap 1 tin can 1 plastic base for the mechanism 2 plastic sides for the mechanism 4 rubber nubs 1 battery holder 1 switch with circuit board 1 micro switch 1 electric motor 1 […]

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Custom made components

Quality is important In order to make mechanism of The Useless Can as compact, light and effective as possible, we designed custom electronic components. These parts make assembling the can a lot easier. Our custom made components take care of the soldering for the user. The switch on The Useless Can is attached to a […]

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The Useless Can is more than a gadget

This DIY kit could be the first step for a lot of people in electronics and robotics. Assembling The Useless Can is meant to result in a product that everyone can enjoy without the restriction of other DIY kits, such as requiring specific tools and soldering. Our goal is to provide a product that makes […]

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Label of the Useless Can

Creating a strong brand This is the design for the label of the Useless Can. We wanted to give the can the look of a real food can that you might find in a supermarket. The label is printed with the same quality that you would get on a real can. Our goal with the […]

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Mechanism Upgrade of Useless Can

The inner-workings of the Useless Can in movement An inside view of the mechanism The inner-workings of the Useless Can have been upgraded to ensure the highest quality possible. The components of the mechanism are now more accurate and effective. The pieces are easier to assemble and do not require any soldering. The full metal […]

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Testing the switch of an early prototype of the Useless Can

Useless Can test Flipping the Switch This image was created with a prototype of the Useless Box. As you can see this version was not meant for distribution. The final version of the Useless Can is much more polished, effective and appealing with it’s updated design. We went to a lot of trouble to make […]

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