Building a voice controlled drinks dispenser with Lego and Raspberry Pi

The last two weeks have been the not-quite-Easter Spring school holidays. That meant 16 days to fill with a tech-loving nine year old. We had plenty happening in the first week, but on the second week both my wife and I were back at work, so I got my son working on a project involvingContinue reading “Building a voice controlled drinks dispenser with Lego and Raspberry Pi”

Futurising a retro vending machine

At Bright Signals we were recently commissioned by a client to create a prototype vending machine, incorporating touchscreen product selection and NFC-based payment tokens. The starting point for the machine was to be a late 90s-era Vendo vending machine which had seen better days. The machine had served over 15,000 cans over its career, butContinue reading “Futurising a retro vending machine”