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I am a mechanic and deal with useless machines every day lol but I wanted something in my shop that not only relieved stress but made me laugh. The machine has been the center piece for my customers as well. Everyone loves it.
The built went perfectly! Took me about 2 hours to assemble the entire unit with most of the time being taken up on assembling the box. I didn’t want to crack or scratch the acrylic so i took my time. The only suggestion for improvement would be to include some form of hinges in the kit for the doors. The packing tape works well but I think it takes away from the class and quality of the rest of the kit. I am a super satisfied customer!
Great kit, excellent instructions, and great fun for anyone who uses it.
And my most favorite question from people when I tell them to turn it on…..”It’s not going to shock me is it?” lol so funny!
I agree with Justin about the lack of hinges and I’m hoping to convince Solarbotics to add them to the kit. But keep in mind that you can assemble the machine with all the tape on the inside of the box, where it’s not visible. I admit that it’s not the most elegant design, but it’s simple, inexpensive and it works.
Speaking about what’s visible or not, I’ve had a couple people asking if they could purchase the kit with a blank lid, no text engraved on top. This isn’t needed: those parts can be flipped over and assembled so that the text isn’t visible.
Thanks for the terrific testimonial, Justin!
As you can see in the video above, our Quality Assurance Technicians strive to ensure the finest of craftsmanship as well as durability! And they demonstrate another reason why one Useless Machine is not enough.
Via: YouTube Search of Useless Machine
Here’s YouTuber ZaraAxelrod, and the Useless Machine she built. She even constructed the wooden box from scratch. As she mentions in the description:
Yay, I can’t believe I actually ended up making one! The time between actually saying to myself, “I will make this,” and finishing it was damn near six months because being completely in the dark about how to build things, I found it intimidating. I kept chipping away at the project from time to time, and then finally, in the last three days, things went really fast.
This was a group effort as she also gives credit to her friends who helped in the project, lending tools, supplying parts, and advice.
Zara also plays a mean ukulele!