Battling most useless machine gets an expressive upgrade

We suppose the only thing more useless than a most useless machine is giving it an emoticon face. But that’s exactly what has happened with this project. But you’ll want to seen the whole thing, as the presentation involves much more than an angry box that can shut itself off.

This is the second iteration of the angry box. As we saw about 18 months ago, it will eventually get fed up with you turning the switch on and freak out by driving itself all over the desk. This version starts off with a rather pleasant face drawn on the red LED matrix which takes up the front side of the enclosure. It will nonchalantly flip the switch to the off position after first being activated. But if you insist on turning it back on things get angry rather quickly. This is shown in the video after the break. But if you can get past the horrible machine translation there are some build details to be had in this post.

[via Frivolous Engineering]

21 thoughts on “Battling most useless machine gets an expressive upgrade

  1. My brain almost exploded while watching this video. This has to be the greatest choice of music and special effects I have ever seen! I give it 12 out of 10 Micheal Bays!

    1. The furby treatment it is! I’ll hold it upside down until it cries then throw it in the closet until the battery dies!!

      ..(or until it creepily starts saying it’s scared and lonely at three in the morning)

      1. “..(or until it creepily starts saying it’s scared and lonely at three in the morning)”

        3 years after it’s battery died and no longer in the closet and has a new vocabulary of sayings…

  2. That was probably the highest production-value video on HaD I’ve seen yet. A lot of work went into that fun little ride. More like this please!

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