The machines shown here were both originally designed as private Tzedakah boxes. Each features a database of proverbs about charity and thrift. A random saying is scrolled across the screen upon each donation. They accept one, five, ten and twenty-dollar bills.
The first machine was designed on commission for the San Francisco Jewish Museum, and now lives in the Magnes Museum. The second box was a private commission.
I also built a more complex donation machine for Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco. There’s a world of possibility around the concept of providing visitors with interactive experiences to entice and reward financial support. I’d love to do more machines someday.