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Penny-Dispensing Machine: an Interactive Representation of the Daily Grind

Penny-Dispensing Machine: an Interactive Representation of the Daily Grind
…or the daily crank, as the machine puts it. Says maker Blake Fall-Conroy, “Turning the crank will yield one penny every 5.04 seconds, for $7.15 an hour (NY state minimum wage).” Obviously the machine stops doling out money as soon as you stop turning the crank. 

Choken Bako Dog Bank Will Eat Anything That’S Put on Its Bowl

Choken Bako Dog Bank Will Eat Anything That’S Put on Its Bowl
The Choken-Bako dog bank features a hyperactive dog for a teller. Just place your money on its bowl and it will “eat” it. Actually there’s a slot on the bowl that’s connected to the coin box; the dog’s mouth just pushes the money into the slot.
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Fill ‘Er Up Gas Gauge Piggy Bank Should Never be on “E”

Fill ‘Er Up Gas Gauge Piggy Bank Should Never be on “E”
Another fun creation from the guys over at Fred & Friends, this new piggy bank has a built-in gauge to tell you how close to full it is. The Fill ‘Er Up savings bank looks just like the gas gauge on a car, but instead of keeping track of fuel, it keeps track of coins.

NES Controller Pouch Keeps Your Gold Coins Safe

NES Controller Pouch Keeps Your Gold Coins Safe
Looking for a place to keep all those gold coins you collected from punching at question blocks? Why not keep them in this crafty NES controller coin purse? These zippered pouches are made from soft and fuzzy appliquéd felt.

Super Mario Rains Down Real Coins

Super Mario Rains Down Real Coins
Usually when I think of Mario’s primary currency, I think of those little gold coins (and maybe some power-packed ‘shrooms). So I was pleasantly surprised to see this arcade machine from Japan in which Mario pays out with real coins.

Exploding Piggy Bank Sends Coins Flying

Exploding Piggy Bank Sends Coins Flying
Put your cash in this bomb-shaped piggy bank and if you’re not a good saver, you’ll be punished. The electronic piggy bank waits for you to add coins too it every day. If you’re not consistent, it’ll explode, sending coins all over your desktop.

Monster Piggy Banks Eat Your Money for Lunch

Monster Piggy Banks Eat Your Money for Lunch
I think these goofy guys look more like space aliens than monsters, but you get the point. Put your money in the mouth of these Money Monsters and they’ll gulp it down without so much as a “thank you”.

Koolatron Coin-Op Fridge Keeps Can Moochers Out

Koolatron Coin-Op Fridge Keeps Can Moochers Out
If you have a mini-fridge in your cubicle, you might have run into the occasional thief making off with your precious pop. This new fridge seeks to change that by requiring payment before doling out your canned beverage of choice.

Piggy Bank Eats Coins for Lunch

Piggy Bank Eats Coins for Lunch
Actually, there are no pigs involved in this bank. Rather, just another case of a bizarre gadget from the streets of Japan. With its oddly misshapen wedge of of a head, Banpresto’s Face Bank is a rather disturbing looking device.
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