HackSpace Magazine Issue 50: Quantum Death Machine #RaspberryPi #Python @HackSpaceMag

HackSpace magazine issue 50 demonstrates a “Quantum Death Machine” combining an IBM Quantum computer for randomness with a Raspberry Pi 3 and Adafruit thermal printer and fingerprint reader.

It’s an audacious exercise in overengineering, using IBM Quantum – an online quantum computer that can provide truly random data (randomness is something that computers struggle with on their own).

It also uses a Raspberry Pi 3, an Adafruit thermal printer, an Arduino Nano, and a fingerprint sensor, programmed in Python.

In use, the clever quantum computing is hidden away: the user sticks a finger into the opening where the sensor is mounted, the machine registers that you’re there, then it gives you a prediction of how you’ll meet your end. That’s it. It doesn’t ask if you smoke, drink too much, drive without a seatbelt on, or any of that; it just uses the randomness of quantum computing to print you a response from a pre-populated list of deaths.

Read more in the latest issue of HackSpace Magazine on pages 14-15, download PDFbuy nowsubscribe.

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