Here is a downloadable, standalone version of the famous online Flash mind reader you may have seen before. This version is nicely packaged with easy access to a calculator to help you calculate your way to total amazement.

# mind readers

# A script that reads your mind.

I’ve been so haunted by the Fido mind reading trick that I’ve decided to make my own version in AutoIt. Here’s what I have so far.

dim $d

MsgBox (16, “Mindreader”, “Think of a 3 or 4 digit number.”)

MsgBox (16, “Mindreader”, “Now scramble the digits in that number to form a new number.”)

MsgBox (16, “Mindreader”, “Subtract the two numbers.”)

MsgBox (16, “Mindreader”, “From the resulting number, remove one digit and memorize it.”)

$a=inputbox (“Mindreader”, “Scramble the remaining digits of the number and enter them here.”)

$b=stringlen($a)

$c=stringsplit ($a,””)

for $g=1 to $c[0]

$d=$d+$c[$g]

Next

$e=$d-9

$f=9-$e

MsgBox (16, “Mindreader”, “The missing number was ” & $f)

Much like the Fido puzzle, the script has you think of any 3 or 4 digit number. You then scramble the digits to come up with a second number. After subtracting the two numbers, you remove one digit from the result and enter the remaining digits into the script’s input window. The script then uses some simple math to calculate the missing digit, thus achieving the desired magic effect.

Unlike Fido, however, this script doesn’t quite get it every time but does seem to work on most numbers you can think of. I have a feeling the math programming is going to be a little more complicated than what you see here. The script is still a work in progress but does have a little magic contained within to amaze the mathematically ignorant.

# A mind reader with a twist.

Here’s yet another online mind reader to check out. It’s similar to some of the other online mind readers, but this one has a secret message hidden within. Decode the message, e-mail it to the site’s webmaster and get a free wallpaper for your desktop.

# A freaky mind reader trick.

Here’s a pretty freaky mind reading trick in which a cartoon boy dazzles you with his mystical psychic powers while hanging out with his dog and riding his skateboard. It’s amazing he can do all three at the same time.