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Some kind soul donated a bunch of old medical devices to my hackerspace, the Hack Factory — equipment so ancient that there was no way it would ever again be used in a medical setting. What better place to donate a bunch of sweet junk than a hackerspace?

I’m doing a lot of potentiometer projects recently, so the old-school knobs really caught by eye — but there are also lots of other cool things to be found like steppers (which wobble the pens that record heart rate and so on), toggle switches, and awesome steel enclosures.

I welcome your ideas on how we might use this stuff.