I just received Nick Chernyy's Microbox as part of The Great Internet Migratory Box of Electronic Junk project.
I took the 8051 board, the 2x16 LCD, and a MAX232 level-converter chip. I then removed a healthy number of packing peanuts, swapped one of the microcontroller cases for a smaller one, and added the following:
- Two PICs.
- Three MSP430F2012 DIPs.
- A 4G iPod, sans hard disk
- Two TI CC1100 radio boards.
- A board of ZIF sockets for PIC programming.