LuckyLoathing Barbot

  8/2010    Project


  •  Technologies: Arduino, Python, Alcohol
  •  Source Code: Bat%20Country



In 2010 NYC Resistor was approached by a video production company who was organizing a contest between several American hackerspaces. The idea was for each hackerspace to form a small team who would complete a challenge: They had to repurpose an item and it had to be based on a movie.

We chose to build a BarBot (the third in Resistor history) using an old Japanese slot machine we found on CraigsList. We based the re-branded machine based on the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Check out the two short NYC Resistor episodes below:

Don't forget to watch the other awesome hackerspace projects from this competition:

The Transistor (Provo, UT)

Artisan's Asylum #1 (Boston)

Artisan's Asylum #2 (Boston)

CrashSpace #1 (Los Angeles)

CrashSpace #2 (Los Angeles)

Pumping Station One #1 (Chicago)

Pumping Station One #2 (Chicago)

Final Judging with Mitch Altman