Several years back we made a large fortune teller. We wanted to mimic an arcade cabinet. Instructions are displayed on the LCD screen and the fortune is printed out on the thermal printer. We had a lot of fun building this.
Here is what the fortune looks like.
In the photo below we worked out the LCD screen, leds, RBB Board, speaker and RTC on a breadboard before soldering it together.
In this image we are soldering the RBBB onto proto board. RBBB or (Really Bare Bones Board, which is a cheap Arduino clone).
In this photo we are building the case.
Finished product using ping pong balls as led diffusers and panda image found online.