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October 2, 2012 AT 5:00 am

Penny for your thoughts? Raspberry Pi Advice Machine

Check out this great Raspberry Pi project built around a thermal printer, from Nick’s Blog:

I’ve been using my spare time lately to build something that’s even more trivial and silly than usual. Behold, the advice machine!

Operation is pretty straightforward. You insert whatever quantity of coins you see fit, then request some advice from the machine. The quality of the advice you get reflects the value of the coins you put in – more or less. More money typically results in more in-depth fortunes, and more interesting ones such as quotations, while a small amount gets you platitudes or terrible jokes.

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