a few Km of ehtenet cable, thats the 50 ohm coax stuff, and quite a few BNC connectors / T pieces.
A pile of ISA and such boards.
A stack of old memory, some in DIL packages....
Leads of all types. in a pile so big that I don't know what there is, so just get another one from the stores.
if I want a twisted pair ethernet I can only find USB. If I want usb, I can only find Firewire, and don't get me started on the pile oif 'usefull' D connectors in various forms and configuration, null modem, loop back, loop back with control, cross over, etc etc. all carefully labeled up, with sticky labels that are now falling off into the boxs.
then we old mother boards, PSU's of various vintages,
cases that only accept BTX boards,
but why would I want any of it
a raspery pi is more powerfull than any machine I could make out of this lot,
but I can' t chuck it, they might be useful, one day,
so on third house move they go again from one attic to the next, box's un oppened.
I think I need a coffee now, and may be a trip down the local computer flee market at lunch time to see what else there is I NEED.