Idle Hands :: 2004



Idle Hands is a machine from (n)either the future (n)or the past. Its origins and use are unknown- only two small buttons provide any hint of its function. Touching the ‘Bored’ plaque causes a few lights to glow, then text scrolls across the display. The text seems to be a peek into the dark depths of someone’s thoughts. After touching the ‘Afraid’ plaque, obituaries of successful people scroll across the display.

Idle Hands contains a Internet-enabled microcontroller, a smaller, more standard microcontroller, stepper motor, various electronics, and other odds and ends. Special thanks to my friends at Rahulbotics and GrowDown for the assistance.

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