The Fortune-Teller

fortune-teller-1 A hit at Milwaukee’s Maker Faire, Alex built this two-headed automated fortune-teller, combining the penny arcade amusement of the early 20th century with modern Maker technology: an Arduino microcontroller. The project uses a lazy Susan turntable powered by a DC gearmotor, an Arduino Uno, four photo interrupter sensors, and a thermal printer to tell your fortune. Insert a coin, and either the Love or Money fortune-teller will rotate forward while your fortune is being printed.

Alex is an artist who works with vintage materials to tell stories and create magical experiences. You can read more about the project here:




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