Result #70: This went from useless to literally useless to useless again, making it a success!!!

#70: I'm going to build a useless box!

Date: 3-11-2014

Due Date: 3-11-2015

Resolution: Being a fan of novelty, I fell in love the first time I saw this piece of machinery. If you go online and do a search for either "useless box" or "useless machine" you'll find tons of videos with these boxes that have customized to have additional useless tricks that give them their own personality.

I'm not sure how I'm going to make mine stand out from the rest, but I'm going to make one, and it's going to be mine.

Update #1: The Pre-Personalized Useless Box!!!

Date: 7-27-2014

My Useless Box Kit showed up last week. I was excited to see that soldering involved. I haven't soldered anything since high school and was excited to see if it was like riding a bike.

I think I did pretty good job.

(Click on the video to see for yourself.)

Now it's just a matter of figuring out what I'm going to do to personalize this already quirky contraption.

Update #2: The Conclusion.

Date: 3-11-2015

When I was unpacking the box that contained my Useless Box I found this.

It's kind of hard to customize something that has been completely demolished.

I had and have plans to do something more with the concept of the Useless Box but for now I'm going to stick with the intent of the original title of this resolution and consider the fact that I both built and rebuilt a Useless Box of my own to be a success.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.