[Noisebridge-discuss] vending machine fail

John E neurofog at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 07:54:47 PST 2011


Hi Everyone,

I did some testing and it is reliably dispensing coke, but there may be a
weird glitch with the other drinks (sprite & diet coke)

I might throw a few of my mountain dew's in there to test as well.

Regards,
John

On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 1:22 AM, aestetix aestetix <aestetix at gmail.com>wrote:

> Two suggestions here.
>
> First, the vending machine is cool, but it's also a tool. If the tool
> malfunctions, people should be able to fix it if they desire.
>
> Second, rather than assuming an eaten dollar is a lost drink, why not just
> open the machine and pull out the drink?
>
> Unless I am misunderstanding, the purpose of the vending machine is to be a
> cool novelty drink dispensing system which partly aids fundraising and
> partly allows people to hack and learn from it.
>
> On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 10:29 PM, John Morgan <dr1ce315 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> How about we figure out how often the machine dispenses soda (1 out of
>> every 2 on average?), and post the odds on the door.  We wanted to charge
>> more than a buck anyhow...  Would this violate some kind of gambling law?,
>> if not, let's add the actual bandit arm, so people really know what their
>> getting into ;)
>>
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