Kiwis are great at innovation and ingenuity - points the detractors of Number 8 wire technology miss completely. #8-style action is always a simple solution to a problem with the materials at hand - it is never intended to be a method of inventing cutting-edge digital technology.
I like to collect junk from the trash & am frequently trash-trawling in my local neighbourhood - it's amazing what you can find!
Here are a couple of clocks and a trashion necklace I have made:
(trashion" = "fashion from trash")
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