I've seen this done, and it usually was the result of "brainstorming" without adult supervision. I recall the decision to replace a rather delicate piece of equipment which had to be fielded in remote locations. We surveyed over a hundred potential users, and gave each suggestion equal weight. Among other things on the wish list, we all agreed that it had to be portable, but about 3% suggested that it should be able to fall off the back of a 2-1/2 ton truck without damage. Our contractor eventually came back with a armor-plated hodgepodge/hotchpotch system where each component would take at least two people to carry. Fortunately, just before someone pulled the trigger, and actually ordered this monstrosity, it was brought to our attention that there was already a commercial, of-the-shelf system that met nearly all of our technical needs, plus cost less than half as much, and weighed a third as much, because it provided a simple shock-absorbing case for the more delicate components.
Ah - the mysteries of language :
"Hot Pot" / "Hotchpot" - mutton & mixed vegetable stew, to :
"Hotchpotch" - a muddle / confused mixture (English), to :
" Hodgepodge " - misheard version of same in USA ! ! !