A good advice sometimes is all you need. What if there are no fortune tellers around… then advice machine might help. Nick Johnson spent some time while building a neat advice machine based on Raspberry Pi. It is well designed and enclosed in to laser cut plywood box. First of all you need to insert coin. The more money you put the better advice you get. After all coins are spent, press a button and advice is printed with small thermal printer from Sparkfun.
All status messages are visible on standard 2×16 LCD. So what advices you may expect there? These may be a simple quotations, more expensive may be deeper fortunes or even jokes. This is great devices to collect donations.