An Arduino, an LCD from an old Nokia phone, continuous rotation servos, and a laser-cut plywood case are some of the components for this DIY vending machine. Perfect for your hackerspace. — via PlantArduinio
Seems like just about every hackerspace eventually ends up with an old vending machine that gets hacked and modded to serve up parts, tools, and consumables. But why don’t more hackerspaces build their own vending machines from scratch? Because as [Ryan Bates] found out, building a DIY vending machine isn’t as easy as it looks.