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April 7, 2010

Minimum Wage Machine — by Blake Fall-Conroy


From his website:


The Minimum Wage Machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage.

Turning the crank will yield one penny every 5.04 seconds, or $7.15 an hour (N.Y. state minimum wage).

If the participant stops turning the crank, they stop receiving money.

The machine's mechanism and electronics are powered by the hand crank and pennies are stored in a Plexiglas box.

A 2008 piece consisting of custom electronics, change sorter, wood, Plexiglas, motor, miscellaneous hardware and pennies.

Dimensions: 15" x 19" x 72".


[via Milena]

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Does it matter how fast you turn the crank? Could one, perhaps, work for time and a half or double time if so inclined?

Posted by: BubbleGirl | Apr 7, 2010 5:12:57 PM


Posted by: Kay | Apr 7, 2010 2:03:42 PM

oooh, that's good!

Posted by: tamra | Apr 7, 2010 1:07:41 PM

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