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Minimum Wage Machine

Minimum Wage Machine

Minimum Wage Machine (Image courtesy Blake Fall-Conroy)
By Andrew Liszewski

On one hand it looks like it’s considerably more monotonous than working at a greasy spoon or even McD’s, but at least this Minimum Wage Machine, designed by Blake Fall-Conroy, is steady, reliable work. That is until the Plexiglas box full of pennies runs out. From its creator:

The minimum wage machine allows anybody to work for minimum wage. Turning the crank will yield one penny every 5.04 seconds, for $7.15 an hour (NY 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.

All that’s missing is Raymond Scott’s Powerhouse playing in the background.

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