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.
Labels: coin-operated, fortune teller, magic, microcontroller, vintage