The SurpriseBox Worldwide Trip 2

User avatar
Nuum

29 Sep 2014, 19:07

The place after 7bit could be nice indeed! I wonder how long this will take to complete, how long did the last round take?

andrewjoy

29 Sep 2014, 19:50

I think i am going to put something extra in just for the person after me, a nice union jack flag :)

User avatar
Muirium
µ

29 Sep 2014, 20:20

Gah!

Can I be in the middle of the Britain group? That way I can avoid paying Royal Mail their exorbitant foreign postage fees. Had a nice chunky slice of American Pie last time…

andrewjoy

29 Sep 2014, 21:40

also , you cannot do tracked shipping to Germany from the uk post office . We need to find out who can DHL DPD and so on

User avatar
Muirium
µ

29 Sep 2014, 21:41

Nah, I've sent tracked to Europe before. And further afield. Right in the post office. Ripoff prices (as always) but doable.

andrewjoy

29 Sep 2014, 21:42

they told me they could not :(

User avatar
Muirium
µ

29 Sep 2014, 21:48

I've a stack of recepts of theirs from things I've tracked that says otherwise, but I suspect the person behind the counter believed what they were saying even if it was bollocks. Gotta love a beurocracy. Also: for what it's worth, Post Offices in Britain are privately run franchises these days (certainly so in Edinburgh) so branches do vary quite a bit. I don't use my local, but head over to a pretty good one. Relatively speaking. The prices are fixed centrally, but the staff there are generally less clueless.

User avatar
7bit

29 Sep 2014, 22:00

Here it's the same and they are very competent.
:o

Even better than a real post office, I never have to lick and glue stamps on my packages!
:ugeek:

hoggy

04 Oct 2014, 10:10

Muirium wrote:Gah!

Can I be in the middle of the Britain group? That way I can avoid paying Royal Mail their exorbitant foreign postage fees. Had a nice chunky slice of American Pie last time…
Happily swap...

User avatar
Muirium
µ

08 Oct 2014, 20:26

hoggy wrote:
Muirium wrote:Gah!

Can I be in the middle of the Britain group? That way I can avoid paying Royal Mail their exorbitant foreign postage fees. Had a nice chunky slice of American Pie last time…
Happily swap...
Deal! Thanks.

User avatar
Mrinterface

09 Oct 2014, 13:09

It's on its way!

Finally found some time to do this...
Labelled bags
Labelled bags
STB_v2_photo1.png (8.37 MiB) Viewed 2365 times
Final box ready for shipment
Final box ready for shipment
STB_V2_photo2.png (8.21 MiB) Viewed 2365 times
I added some structure in the box :
1. DIY bag -> build something with it. If you build something with it, it's yours....
2. GRAB bag -> if you like something, grab it.
3. SWAP bag -> take something out and replace it with something of at least equal value.

I put most of the stuff from the previous box in and added some extras.

Please don't put non-keyboard related stuff in the box.

User avatar
DanielT
Un petit village gaulois d'Armorique…

09 Oct 2014, 14:37

Cool ! I have some stuff ready for the surprise box, can't wait to be my turn :D

User avatar
brdrgz

19 Oct 2014, 09:22

Grabbed this puppy from the DIY bag. Will post assembled switch tester later :)
Topre switch tester parts
Topre switch tester parts
IMG_1545.jpg (383.12 KiB) Viewed 2254 times

User avatar
Muirium
µ

19 Oct 2014, 13:14

I have one of those, from Mr. Interface's switch sampler. Must swap it into the NovaTouch and compare!

andrewjoy

19 Oct 2014, 13:16

fingers crossed for a vim key :)

User avatar
DanielT
Un petit village gaulois d'Armorique…

19 Oct 2014, 13:42

If you want a Vim key shoot me a PM ;) You can call it an early Christmas gift ;)

User avatar
Muirium
µ

19 Oct 2014, 13:48

Vim Santa!

User avatar
DanielT
Un petit village gaulois d'Armorique…

19 Oct 2014, 14:56

Or Santa Vim :P

User avatar
Mrinterface

20 Oct 2014, 22:58

brdrgz wrote: Grabbed this puppy from the DIY bag. Will post assembled switch tester later :)
IMG_1545.jpg
I'm curious as to how you would implement it!

User avatar
brdrgz

21 Oct 2014, 03:48

Mrinterface wrote:
brdrgz wrote: Grabbed this puppy from the DIY bag. Will post assembled switch tester later :)
IMG_1545.jpg
I'm curious as to how you would implement it!
Probably similar to the real force keychains. Hopefully I can find some micro tap-and-die set and just thread it from the bottom (plexiglas) up.

IvanIvanovich

24 Oct 2014, 20:43

It arrived to me today. I don't have a digital camera so I will just tell what I took out... a few switch stickers and some MX blue stems. I put a lot more things in the box :D

ray4jc

28 Oct 2014, 04:00

Received the box today. Lots of goodies inside, here is what I took out.
IMG_20141027_214805.jpg
IMG_20141027_214805.jpg (63.5 KiB) Viewed 2044 times
I made sure to put in lots of goodies to cover these items.

User avatar
fifted

28 Oct 2014, 17:59

Is that an AT to PS/2 adapter?

andrewjoy

28 Oct 2014, 18:14

looks like it, i may throw one in as i have 2 and don't need them both

ray4jc

29 Oct 2014, 18:22

fifted wrote: Is that an AT to PS/2 adapter?
It is indeed.

Box is on its way to the next person. :D

User avatar
the1onewolf

30 Oct 2014, 04:05

Got your pm!
Will post back when I receive it in a couple of days :D

User avatar
the1onewolf

01 Nov 2014, 02:14

Received the box today.
Thanks ray4jc.
Going out for a bit of halloween drinking now. Will post back and send the box to next person after the weekend.

jacobolus

09 Nov 2014, 02:54

Box arrived today. I'm not sure if I’ll pull anything from the swap bag or not, but I’m grabbing a few caps from the grab bags, and I’ll add a bunch of fun stuff to both grab bag and swap bag, and maybe some stuff to the DIY bag. I’ll figure out what to take out and snap some photos tomorrow or monday.

jacobolus

13 Nov 2014, 07:30

Sorry to be slightly slower than expected getting this box moving on. There were a couple interesting people in the SF bay area who had some fun things they wanted to toss into the box. Hopefully the added goodies are worth the few extra days delay.

User avatar
Halvar

13 Nov 2014, 09:40

@the1onewolf: what did you take out after all?

Post Reply

Return to “Keyboards”