Discover where the bot’s parts came from before they became a Lee Bots. Most of these parts had a very grim outlook on life. While all the parts are sourced from a variety of places, learn about the four primary places where parts are found. See some of the fun and treasures that have been found while traveling for events too. Get more in-depth information about individual parts in the Bot By Part section.
Habitat Restores are, reuse stores operated by local Habitat for Humanity organizations that accept donations and sell home improvement items to the public. A LOT of parts come from these stores. Most of the fuses, antique plugs, electrical boxes and conduit all come from here.
The Salvation Army, Goodwill, The DAV, and local charity shops are the primary, secondhand shops where parts are found. These stores sell secondhand clothes and other household goods, typically to raise funds for a charitable institution.
Antique store and malls, big and small, are where all to old vintage items get found. A lot of antique malls are a gold mine for old tins, photography equipment, and model train transformer. While there are a lot of possible parts here, the prices can be a little on the high side.
Since the start, people have been donating their old electronics. Old computers, VCR, DVD players, and radios are the most popular items that get donated. What doesn’t get used for parts get properly taken to the e-waste center in Davenport, IA and recycled.
Click on a photo below to see some of the fun treasures the bots have found.
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