A hand-cranked 'Selfie Machine'


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/04/10/a-hand-cranked-selfie-machin.html


#2

Does the machine draw a red/green stereogram?


#3

Just remember, taking money from the poor and destitute makes you a horrible human being…taking money from the rich, narcissistic, and artistic makes you a genius.


#4

Should you want a “Selfie Machine” for yourself, Kramer sells custom ones starting at $10,000.

Either way, it’s still only one person. I want a general selfie machine.


#5

This is a major breakthrough for all man/women/person kind.


#6

That’s a very nice mechanism with the two independent cams - vastly more sensible than my own thoughts on the same problem.


#7

Love the machine and the love in the machine. But hate the way it furthers the degeneracy of selfie coming to be used for any representation of a human being.


#8

i want the giant weird gear that would draw my face

i want it today right now


#9

No, it doesn’t.


#10

I dunno, that “selfie” he made, supposedly of himself, looks generic enough to be almost anybody.


#11

You have a point. But can the drawing pass the Turing test?


#12

Very nice machine.

(but whoever made that video? It somehow combines square video, which in itself is worse than vertical video because it never fits. And then adds black borders)


#13

If you crank out one picture in red ink and one picture in green ink on the same page, but move the page a bit between both rounds, it does.


#14

No, it fails the Turin Test; it looks nothing like Jesus.


#15

This automaton is very similar to a machine we use at work to sign documents for higher ups – an Autopen model 80 by Damilic – that works on the same premise; two arms holding a pen that ‘ride’ the edge of a wheel which is shaped to form the signature needed. Pretty cool!


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