We go to a lot of hackathons and collect cool stickers for our laptops, so we thought it would be a cool idea to make a vending machine to sell stickers.
What it does
You can either go online to our web app, place your order, or you can put in change to select your sticker.
How we built it
We used an Intel Edison to wire up an LCD Screen, a coin slot machine, a bunch of servos, which communicates to our server using websockets, which we can use in our web app.
Challenges we ran into
Simple to advanced mechanics, wiring is challenging for software engineers, the coin slot machine was rather difficult to work with and had poor documentation.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Getting it to work. You can purchase from our live web app, right now.
What we learned
Hardware is fun and we all learned about different electrical components.
What's next for Sticker Shop
We launch our 4 billion dollar IPO