27 May '13, 1pm

Moostar — fortune telling moose knock-off of Zoltar

Moostar — fortune telling moose knock-off of Zoltar

Meet Moostar, the fortune-telling Moose inspired by Zoltar. You remember Zoltar, the coin operated fortune-teller who made [Tom Hanks] a rich movie star? Maybe you didn’t see that flick , but [Sketchsk3tch] did and he pulled this show piece together for a company-wide conference with relative ease. If you’re good at choosing parts for your projects it makes things a lot simpler. He started with a singing Christmas moose, a mini plasma ball to act as the crystal ball, and somehow came across a collector’s basketball case which was the perfect size for the enclosure. The electronics also came together remarkably well. He uses a thermal printer to spit out the fortunes — which are actually security tips for employees since that’s the dcpartment he works in. The coin acceptor is a Sparkfun part and he tried two ready made solutions to make the moose talk. The first is seen bel...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/05/27/moostar-fortune-telling-mo...

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Fortune Telling Taxi Driver | @taxi_talismans

Fortune Telling Taxi Driver | @taxi_talismans

At some point during the conversation with a taxi driver today, he casually mentioned that he was a fortune teller. Before...