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Coffee Connector

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The Coffee Connector is an eye-catcher and a conversation starter. It was commissioned by the Economic Development Board of Singapore, through The Secret Little Agency. The goal was to deploy a spectacular experience to C-Suite level business conferences to promote Singapore as an innovation leader. The Coffee Connector connects 2 people over a cup of coffee just as the EDB connects businesses with success in the Asian market.

The Coffee Connector must be activated by 2 people in order to be used, thus creating a connection between 2 conference goers. Users input their names in the front touch screen and activate a series of animations through the machine. Water bubbles, beans go flying through the bean tower down into the visceral bean grinder and finally to the dispensing station. Cups are detected through sensors and the coffee is dispensed after a digital coffee animation. Users can then step over and have their names printed on custom cup sleeves to cement their connection.

Role: Junior Designer and Software Developer

Integrated most the technology for most of the moving components. Worked with integral part of design team from original concept development through working with design engineers and manufacturers to final execution and deployment.