Alex posted a picture of the Idea Machine the other day, and now we know who's behind it! Jake Bronstein of Zoomdoggle planted the Fun-O-Meter (also known as the Robofun, the Fun Idea Machine, or Funulator).
I hadn’t planned on posting the details this early, but as some other sites somehow got wind of the project early (I’m not mad, I should’ve figured, I watched dozens of people photograph it), the time is now.
Jake has taken the Fun-O-Meter to many locations around New York City. And it's more of a bargain than you thought -for 50 cents, you get an idea, a standard coin-machine toy, a 25 cent rebate, AND a lucky penny you can leave for someone else to find! Zoomdoggle has more pictures. You'll also find some "free ideas" in the sidebar. Link -Thanks, Jake!