Dropshipping Hats on NYC #piday #raspberrypi #DropofaHat

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Giving a new meaning to “dropshipping,” James Steinberg created DropofaHat.zone. He is using AI and a Rasberry Pi to outfit New Yorkers with new hats!

I have extremely high foot traffic outside my window. I see a sea of uncovered heads in the sun. I believe DropofaHat.zone will become the first of many window based stores. Here a busy New Yorker can book a 5 minute time slot, pay for a hat, stand in a spot under my window for 3 seconds, have a hat put on their head, and get on with their extremely important, extemely busy day all within a single New York minute.

My dream is for all the city windows to be constantly dropping things on us all the time. You will need a Raspberry Pi, an Adafruit stepper for the mechanism, some yarn, Roboflow for the AI, and a very low weight but very cool product (like Propeller Hats)


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