Explainer video: How a gumball machine works


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/26/explainer-video-how-a-gumball.html


#2

Barely relevant Benson GIF:


#3

Gumball machines are pretty impressive, especially when you consider that there is no embedded microprocessor…

What? You mean there were complex machines back in the Dark Ages? Who knew?


#4

T%20Servo


#5

Yeah, I thought that line was kind of dumb. I was not certainly MORE impressed when I realized there are no microprocessors inside.

In fact, I would be surprised if someone built one WITH microprocessors and it worked as reliably.


#6

Sooner or later there will be gumball machines that take contactless payments.


#7

When I owned a Captain Fantastic pinball machine, I had to learn a lot about it to maintain it. One trivial fact is how the coin apparatus is designed to be easily cleaned after someone dumps Coke in it, an apparently frequent occurrence.


#8

IoGM :grin:


#9

… teaching children worldwide how to capitalism, and to subsist on industrial waste, for over a century. :clap:


#10

I still don’t understand how it knew how to give me a green one.


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