The Domain.com open hardware candy machine (â€śOSFeederâ€ť) was inspired by suggestions from Hackers at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012.Â The machine runs on an Arduino Uno with a sonar sensor and OLED display.
OSCON attendees are invited to take what they like from the tower of treats and watch the OSFeeder in action.Â As the candy level drops, the Uno records the change, sending it to a python script that updates a MySQL database hosted on a Domain.com hosting account.Â Progress is tracked via a cumulative consumption graph (follow it live here), which makes updates each time a drop of 2 cubic cm is recorded.
Check back for updates throughout OSCON.
For those who wonâ€™t be at OSCON next week, itâ€™s still possible to participate!
Open source projects empower creative freedom. We want to know- are you an open source pro? How have you been influenced by open source? How do you use open source software?
Tweet @domaindotcom using hashtag #OSCON or post in the comments below and let us know why you love open source or how you use open source.
Tweets will show up on Domain.comâ€™s Twitter feed and every hour during the event, Domain.com will randomly select a winner to receive a sweet Domain.com t-shirt!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Pacific
Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Pacific
Tweets submitted after giveaway hours will automatically be disqualified.Â More than one Tweet per person per hour will automatically be disqualified.
Post on here or Tweet to @domaindotcom if you have any additional questions!