January 25, 2016 the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced that the inventor of the Useless Machine Marvin Minsky has died at 88. A Useless Machine is a device that performs a mostly useless task, such as switching itself off, and performs no other practical function. Such a device may be a novelty toy, an amusing […]
Useless Can is now available at Amazon!
Today we started selling the Useless Can at Amazon! You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to add a new product on Amazon. We had to register a UPC Barcode from GS1 and sign many non hazardous declarations. But it is done and they are In Stock Fulfilled By Amazon. Please share with your friends! By the end […]
Useless Can – Shipping Completed
As of today, all rewards have been shipped! Yeah!!! I’ve learned so much since the beginning of this campaign. One thing, next time, I will use an order fulfillment system. I lost so much time managing Excel spreadsheets, comments, emails, Facebook, private messages, go back and forward into the backers manager of Kickstarter… if you […]
Useless Can – Assembly Manual
Shipping is doing great, and people should start getting their Useless Can today or tomorrow. Today another 108 boxes will be shipped, that’s 248 in 3 days, more than half! A beta version of the Assembly Manual is now ready. I put together pictures and basic steps on how to assemble the Useless Can. It’s […]
Useless Can – Shipping Started
Hurrah!! We just started shipping today! The parts are awesome! The transparency of the acrylic with the laser cutter is just incredible. Unfortunately, the shipment didn’t arrived on Friday as planned but late yesterday (Monday) so we were not able to prepare everything during the weekend. We still managed to ship 50 boxes, and we […]
Useless Can – Acrylic
I got the pictures from the acrylic samples today, they look perfect! They are laser cut, so the side of the cut is much more transparent than with my CNC. The light will travel inside much better. You will get the parts like this, with the paper protection, so the parts won’t be scratched. Acrylic […]
Useless Can – Wall of Cans
Today we received 600 Tin Cans! 5 Big boxes…. I was supposed to receive the standoff today, but DHL has some delays, will get them tomorrow but I said the Update would be today. Also the Motors and Battery Holders has been ship with DHL too, will have them next week. The reason they told […]
Useless Can – Electronics
First Thank You for liking the last update 131 times! Now the great news is that we received today the most expensive and important part, the PCB! Here’s what 600 PCB’s look like: Should have added a banana for scale.. 🙂 They are individually sealed and work #1. I’m still waiting for the battery holders […]
Useless Machine in a Can – 300% Funded! Thank you!
We are very happy for all your generous support for the Useless Machine in a Can, 300% funded on KickStarter!
We just relaunch our Kickstarter campaign!
Today we are have relaunched our campaign on Kickstarter for our project, the Useless Can.