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slot1 Beverage slot machine
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

Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.


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