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Make: television and ShareBrained Technology and are excited to feature the Make: television Vending Machine at Maker Faire, May 30 and 31. Bring your USB drive (over 512mb) and download episodes Make: television using a handmade custom user interface.

Jared Boone of ShareBrained Technology along with fellow makers at Dorkbot PDX are creating an awesome jukebox-style vending machine where Maker Faire visitors can bring any USB drive (over 512mb) and choose between HD or iPod versions of ANY EPISODE of Make: television. We’re super excited that Jared and the crew have taken this awesome and sometimes challenging project.

It took a while to design the user interface (big push buttons!), design a control circuit board, and set up a little Linux computer to run it all. Last weekend, we finally got to the step of building the cabinet. It doesn’t look like much yet, but just wait…

Jared and the crew also asked if anyone would be willing to contribute some time or resources to the design of the machine. Anyone out with a keen eye for design who’s willing to help Jared should send a note to maketelevision@makezine.com.


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