Tarot Trunk

Made by Derek Chan Russ Maschmeyer eric-st.-onge


This final group project culminated in tying together Arduino, Twitter, and the engaging mystical experience of communing with "the beyond."

It's an automatic fortune teller, with a twist. Using a variety of sensors and an Ethernet connection, Tarot Trunk takes physical input from a dial and some tarot cards drawn by the patron. The crystal ball pulses when all is ready for "communing." Behind the scenes, a patron’s fortune request is sent to Twitter in the form of a tweet, pooling the Twitterverse for a reply. The first tweet gathered is then sent back to the trunk where it is printed as a fortune for the patron.

This final group project culminated in tying together Arduino