Drinks Dispenser

Ive got a arduino starter kit and want to make a drinks dispenser that can connect to my android phone. Any idea what else i wound need (pumps) and how i would program it (why i got the starter kit). Please Help

Thanks Sam

make a drinks dispenser that can connect to my android phone.

Things you must consider: - liquid flow control valves, tubing, and storage containers must meet "food quality" guidelines. This may run your costs up substantially. - even if for your own personal use, cleaning and disinfecting requirements may be complicated.

Google is a good source of info on Android-Arduino interfacing: http://blog.arduino.cc/2013/07/18/how-to-control-arduino-board-using-an-android-phone/

Some if what you need may be available through local vending machine servicers as surplus parts. Ask very nicely after introducing yourself and explaining this is a home/school/etc. Project and noncommercial. Also, eBay and other online merchants may have valuable stuff: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-3-soda-fountain-machine-atomizer-coke-pepsi-parts-drink-co2-carbonator-tonic-/181278897039

Ray

How about a row of standard bar optics (possibly arranged in an arc for convenience), and a robot arm carrying the glass?

you could always buy one of these http://www.walmart.com/ip/Arrow-Plastic-Mfg.-Co.-1.25-Gallon-Fridge-Stack-Beverage-Dispenser-in-Clear/16636115 and put a servo on the lever, you could always remove them and clean them.

hmm... check out these guys: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBieEjJZ5r7-HemI-YpRreg/discussion

they have a video on arduino drink dispensers that connect to your phone

maybe u can ask them