Matt Richardson

Creative Technologist

Check 'N Chew

Check 'N Chew is a wireless, Internet-connected gum ball machine. When a visitor checks in to your location on Foursquare, the machine dispenses a gum ball instantly. To create this fun device, we hacked a classic gum ball machine and outfitted it with a motor to drive the dispenser assembly. A wireless module inside the machine maintains a constant connection to an external server to receive check in information so that the machine is actuated within a half a second of the user's action.

Check 'N Chew is a collaboration with Tyler DeAngelo and Ben Light.