There are some things I've been uncovering that I really don't need, but want to see if others can find a good use for it.
- Old hearing aid earpieces. I would actually love to spend some time in the matsci lab playing with these. I have no idea what they're made of - it's two materials, a softer one that enters the ear canal and a more brittle one for the remainder that hooks into the crevices of your ear. At the very least I want to get a close-up microscope picture and a flexure test of where the two materials join. (For that matter, if someone can figure out how to hook generic earbuds / a recorder / something into the slim tubes that go from the hearing aids into the earmolds - basically, replace the earmolds with something you can listen/record through - we can have a fun time playing with figuring out exactly what the little bugger amplifies, and/or you can hear what I mean by "there are more sounds, but they sound awful.")
- Two pairs of old eyeglasses. Where can I find a Lions Club drop-box for them or something? They're fantastic, just out of prescription.
- A nifty valve that I wanted to share with others who apprecate elegant mechanical and materials design (though perhaps not ease-of-manufacture). I cut it from a box of water we finished in Tasmania. Yes, I carried a valve in my backpack across 6 cities in 2 continents for 2 weeks just because I wanted to show it to people. It's not a big deal. I just thought it was... cool.
- A Cubase AI4 CD (unused) which came with my keyboard. It's Windows/Mac only, so it's a paperweight to me, but someone else might enjoy having a legal copy of audio software I've never heard of before.
That's all I have right now.