Fun Idea Machine

Proof that you can buy happiness ... for 24 cents.

By Jake Bronstein

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Photograph by Jake Bronstein

When people see my Fun Idea Machine (a vending machine I’ve filled with plastic bubbles, each containing an idea for having fun) they usually ask me the following questions:

1. Where did the idea for the Fun Idea Machine come from?

I consult for ad agencies developing fun ideas to market products. So the idea of a vending machine that could sit behind my desk and “sell ideas” seemed like the kind of thing executives visiting my office would enjoy.

2. How did you build the machine?

Toy dispensers are pretty cheap: $80 brand new on ...

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