A beer dispensing slot machine, what could be better? OK, money isn’t a bad alternative, but this was built for the annual Burning Man festival, and it is really hot in the Nevada desert.

Burning Man is a great place to find inspiration for projects because so many creative and resourceful people create interactive artwork specifically for the weeklong event. Since Nevada is widely known for its gambling, I figured I would add a bit of fun to the Burning Man philosophy of “gifting” by creating a slot machine that paid out in cold beers. It was a nice treat in the hot and dry desert.

Make your own Beverage Slot Machine