Largest vending machine in the world – Doritos

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About Project

Constructed for Frito Lay (Doritos) “Bold” stage.  Venue constructed for Lady Gaga performance and other artists such as Ludacris (fill in the rest). Over 800 bags, towering 6 stories tall.  “Tweet to vend” uses Twitter to select a flavor, then drop the bag from the sky!  Collaborated to make machine have IPAD controlled vending as well.
Technical specifications & components used:

  • Raspberry Pi microcomputer (Python)
  • Arduino Mega micro controllers
  • Relay control board array
  • Custom solenoid release mechanism for dispensing chips.
  • 5 miles of 12 awg marine grade wire
  • 12v deep cycle marine batteries in series to handle DC current needs.
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