As an entertaining device for a child and an interesting Arduino-based project, Roman Mueller built a toy cash register that's powered by an Arduino-compatible board. It has a working numeric keypad, LCD module for displaying random numbers, a non-functioning but noisy replica of a bar-code scanner and more. The project is finished in a customised enclosure and certainly looks like fun for a young one - for example:
Certainly something different, but shows you can have fun with Arduino. Visit the project page for more information. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.
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Apart from being one of the smallest Arduino-compatibles on the market with USB, it also has an onboard RGB LED and piezo which can be used a knock sensor and various tune and sound effects. Plus you can add extra circuitry with the matching protostick! For more information and to order, click here.