Proverb Generator… finished.


For those of you who like to know a story has a happy ending,  here it is installed in OMA.

Proverb Generator Front View

Proverb Generator Front View

 

I’m really happy with how it all went together. Learned a bit about plastic fabrication and that’s a nice benefit. The console is a separate item and bolts onto the main cabinet to give me good access to the thinking part of this piece. Here’s how that all worked out.

Electronics for Proverb Generator

Electronics for Proverb Generator

The way this whole piece works is that I found that most proverbs are largely “IF:THEN” statements. IF you do this or this occurs, THEN this event is the outcome. Well, I don’t like predictions that much and I certainly have found that I like slightly twisting words to make things funny. So the one LCD on the machine has all the first halves of 20 some familiar proverbs. The other LCD has 20 conclusions. When you press the start button, the proverbs circulate on the LCDs, you press the red buttons and choose your proverb. Some of them get to make sense, some of them are nonsense, some of them work grammatically, some don’t.  This one suggests that the early bird shouldn’t throw stones.  I can’t argue against that.

Sample proverb generated

Sample proverb generated

  1. #1 by Cindy on November 20, 2009 - 4:57 pm

    Looks pretty AND is art. Cool.

  2. #2 by carol ghilardi on November 21, 2009 - 7:55 am

    Hi Dave,
    I’m facinated with your talent, by your talent and not a bit surprised since I helped raise you. I hope you get lots of good feedback. I know how hard you work. Love Mom

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