[Noisebridge-discuss] vending machine fail

aestetix aestetix aestetix at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 09:22:10 UTC 2011

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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