A New York-based hacker collective, NYC Resistor, has unleashed unto the world a robotic drink-mixing gambling device named Barbot. Born from a repurposed Japanese slot machine, Barbot serves up a win for every player, in the form of a randomly selected mixed drink. Just hit the throttle and push three lighted buttons and the machine will select your spirit and mixers.
All the possible combos are pulled from a bartending guide, so users shouldn't receive anything truly nasty. Barbot is currently serving up drinks at Pacific Standard in Brooklyn. Below, a timelapse video of the robot's creation, and Barbot in action:
Laughing Squid has a 21-day time lapse of how NYC Resistor built Barbot:
Patch Park Slope on how Barbot works:
· NYC Resistor [Official Site]
· A New Kind of Bartender: The Barbot! [Patch]
· Barbot, A Slot Machine Robot That Dispenses Alcohol [Laughing Squid]
· All Robots Coverage on Eater [-E-]