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Michael sent in his “LeaveMeAloneBox” that is inspired from an article written by Claude Shannon.

As I understand it, he, along with Marvin Minsky came up with an idea they called the “Ultimate Machine”. Basically a plain box with a switch on the top. When you flip the switch, a hand comes out of the box and flips the switch off. Thats it.

More about the LeaveMeAloneBox


  • KMHG

    How cute! :D

  • Anonymous

    I remember seeing a more elaborate version sold in novelty stores back in the early 80’s.

  • computerwiz_222

    This is awesome! I could play this thing for ever lmao. What would be awesome is if he put a “that was easy” or “leave me alone” voice clip on it!

    Things like this always amuse me…

  • kingannoy.myopenid.com

    >>I remember seeing a more elaborate version sold in novelty stores back in the early 80’s.

    You probably mean this one:
    http://www.grand-illusions.com/toycollection/little_black_box/
    (the video is pretty fun)
    Seems like someone reinvented an old toy :)

  • Marc de Vinck

    I kind of remember that too….for some reason I want to say it was a toy tied in with the Adams Family?

    @cool

    Audio would be a nice addition.

  • Marc de Vinck

    @kingannoy

    Good find! I remember it being black & red….but I guess I was wrong about the whole Adams Family thing.