Monday, April 25, 2011

Bartending robot to visit Pacific Standard on May 3!

You will not want to miss this event on Tuesday, May 3, starting around 7 pm. A famous bartending robot, created by NYC Resistor, will be installed for a night at Pacific Standard. Essentially, it's a repurposed slot machine that serves you drinks, but it's hard to explain without seeing it in action:

Here's a blurb about it: "Barbot aka Bat Country was created for the Take On The Machine hackerspaces challenge. We appropriated an old Japanese slot machine, replaced all the graphics with references to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, added 12 drink reservoirs and a big handful of electrical components, didn't sleep much for the next 21 days, and ended up with an automatic drink mixing robot. Spin the wheels and take your chances."

The barbot serves a pretty large array of basic mixed drinks, determined by the spin of the slot machine's wheels. You can purchase tokens for the barbot from your bartender (still tip as usual!) for $4, $1 of which will go to NYC Resistor and their ongoing gloriously nerdy projects. Then watch the magic happen.

1 comment:

Rudy said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad that the dream is finally becoming reality. I for one welcome our new robot overlords.