0

“The Bureaucrat” — A Hackerspace Passport Date-Stamping Machine

In the spirit of the slow, automated writing machine in Kafka’s “In the Penal Colony”, but channeled through laser-cut plastic, hobby servos and ink, “The Bureaucrat” was at the NYC Resistor table at MakerFaire, stamping the date on hackerspace passports.

It was built by Adam Mayer.


Join 7,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython in 2018 – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — American startups are having an increasingly smaller share of the market

Wearables — Switch the advantage

Electronics — Don’t float!

Biohacking — Optimizing the Warm Up

Python for Microcontrollers — CircuitPython 3.0.0 released!

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



3 Comments

  1. wait, i’m confused. it wasn’t actually stamping out the text to “in the penal colony”, was it?

  2. @tim: no, sorry. i meant to say that it reminded me of the machine from “In the Penal Colony” because it’s a bit slow, and because it’s called “the bureaucrat”, a term which conjures up Kafkaesque visions of endless red tape. 🙂

  3. @johngineer — whew. I’ve been working on a very large robotic chalkboard (using many parts from adafruit, of course) and that’s one of the texts I was thinking about writing out in chalk. glad to know that it’ll resonate with literate geeks such as yourself!

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.