Tuesday, November 09, 2010

"Zoltar Speaks" coin-op fortune teller recreation

Did you ever see the Tom Hank's movie Big? Do you remember the fortune teller machine? What appeared to be a classic vintage coin-op fortune teller was actually just a prop. The "magic" of Hollywood. The one shown here, made by Roger Hess, is a fully functional stand-alone interactive game. In 2008, Hess built this incredibly accurate working replica in his basement workshop! Amazing.

Zoltar was featured in an article the Homebrew section of MAKE magazine, Volume 21.

You can contact the creator via email at parlour.automata at gmail.com.

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