Ithacka BOJ Challenge

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Hive13 Project
Ithacka BOJ Challenge
Status: Inactive
Start Date: 05/04/2010
End Date: 08/10/2010


The contest involves purchasing a mystery box of items from American Science & Surplus and making something cool out of it. Submit the idea to Ithacka and voting will be online through August 7.


  • Dave - I'll purchase one or more of these for use as our official Hive13 entry. Let me know if you want one too and I'll order more at the same time.
  • add your name here


Rules quoted from the official site:

This is your chance to boj something wonderful together out of a Box Of Junk, and be rewarded for it. How to participate:

Get a team together, come up with a name, and announce your intent to participate by e-mailing Buy a BOJ from American Science and Surplus ($10 plus S&H). Get your team together when you get your box, and inventory it by pieces (i.e. 100 screws, 1/4″-20×2″; 1 coffeepot heating element; 2 plate hangers, etc.). Come up with a project or projects that use major parts that come from the BOJ (follow the rules below)! Document your project on a webpage. Submit your finished project(s) to Participate in the online voting for best project. The rules:

All major components must come from the BOJ. One BOJ per team. Multiple projects are allowed. You may use the box itself. Project(s) must be documented online, and this documentation submitted for consideration. Project(s) must account for at least 75% (by individual pieces) of the contents of the BOJ. Project(s) must be completed and submitted to by 12:01a ET, August 1, 2010. Allowed components from outside the BOJ: Fasteners (nuts, bolts, screws, nails, rivets, tape, glue, yarn, string, etc.) Controllers (microcontrollers, radio controls, PLUs, motor drivers, relay boards, computers, etc.) Power Supplies (electrical: batteries, wall warts, computer PSUs, wall current plugs; mechanical: bikes, steam engines, cars, tractors, etc.) Custom Components (3D-printed components, custom machined components, or others that you make yourself from stock only.) Voting will end August 7, 2010, and a prize will be sent out to the winner by August 10, 2010. Follow the trashtalk on twitter: #ithackaBOJ