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Most Useless Machine, Advanced Edition


Build from the parts of an old printer, this project spotted by Ladyada takes the useless machine to a whole new level. Full details about the project are available here.

22 thoughts on “Most Useless Machine, Advanced Edition

  1. This is just like passive-agressive roommate behavior, only with a computer. Next thing you know, the robot will be leaving the toilet seat up and eating the guy’s food.

  2. Technically, it’s great, but there is a Problem: You can challenge the machine’s ability to keep up, and the human in this video does just that. It became a game. That’s a use, and a good one, so this “advanced” version is less useless than the originals.

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Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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