Brendan Dawes

Analogue + Digital


Reworked The Happiness Machine to show train times and weather

Because my little Happiness Machine printer has no actual logic on board, it's easy to change the content that gets displayed. So after a day or so of tinkering I've now reworked it so in the morning I can press the button and it'll tell me the weather forecast for the day plus whether my train is running on time.

I also have a version that gives me the news headlines but I'm not sure of the usefulness of that yet. Printing my days schedule would probably be better.

The appeal for me is that the machine is essentially agnostic to what the button fetches and the simplicity of one button doing one thing – but a thing that is bespoke to my needs.