Thursday, September 01, 2005

Green Box

Twice in recent days we've had a mysterious box on the letter-box. The first one was red - the latest one is green - as seen below:



I'm curious as to what they are? It's been suggested something to do with orienteering. In London I think this would invite a controlled explosion....

I took the box apart - after all being on my letter box makes it mine, right?

The parts can be seen below:




It looks to me like it detects a flash or IR beam and starts the led flashing - no sounding device and no RF-like components, so it probably isn't a transmitter or receiver. I tried flashing a bright light at it, but nothing happened.

Anyone know? There was nothing marked on the PCB that I could find on Google.

I thought maybe ACT have some fiendish device to measure who reads their bogus election messages...

3 comments:

span said...

any ideas yet? it looks mega cool!

Rich said...

No idea at all - it's gone though so either it's owner collected it or someone pinched it.

span said...

maybe you should put a little note on any others that turn up and ask for an explanation. it could be the first step in the Invasion of the Aliens That Look Like Little Coloured Boxes...