High School Student Builds And Installs Soda Vending Machine In His Locker

January 27, 2017


This is a short video demonstration of The Soda Locker, a soda vending machine that high school student Blake Hawkins built and installed in his locker at school. The coin accepter and control panel were all built from scratch and run on an Arduino microcontroller. Everything is powered by a 12 volt deep cycle battery, which, unfortunately, doesn't have enough juice to run a refrigeration system, so the cans are dispensed at room temperature. Still, impressive, and a room temperature Mountain Dew never stopped me from drinking it. Man, and to think I never made anything in high school but C's and a naked lady sculpture in ceramics class. "That looks like a camel." THOSE ARE TITS.

Keep going for the video demonstration, and Blake wrote up an impressive Instructable in case you want to build your own HERE.

Thanks to Alan, who's going to open a locker vending machine right next to Blake's selling Flamin' Hot Cheetos. The perfect combo.

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