In this instructables I want to show you how to build your own automated mixed-drink maker to satisfy all your liquid (and alcohol 😉 )needs.
For a while now, I have been satisfying my thirst and taste-buds with pre-made concentrates from sodastream. The unit allows you to easily carbonate water and add flavoring to it. However, where it exceeds in easy of use, it lacks in quality. After nearly 4 months of research and planning, I can finally say that i have built my own solution that goes above and beyond anything currently on the market. Having gone through all the steps, this project is great for those who want to build a full-tier product, involving both software and hardware. This project has been a great starting point for the exploration of arduino and manufacturing.
With that being said, Follow along to build your own Automated Mixed-Drink Machine..
Take a look at the 3D model below, this is an outline of what the final product should like once your done.
(If you can’t see the interactive 3D model below, its probably because you’re not using a WebGL – enabled browser, or your using the instructables app))
However, Before we get any further, its a good idea for you to know what you are going to build, so take a look at these wonderful beauty shots. (yes there is a top, but the internals look cool for the photos 😀 )
Below are GIFs of each station. As the drink is being constructed, it is transported to each station on the a motorized sliding rail. Depending on the recipe, the drink may or may not need to move in different patterns.
- Automated Mint, Sugar, and Lime Muddle for releasing all the flavors
- Automated Lime Slicer and Dispenser
- Automated Mint and Sugar Dispenser
- Automated Liquid Dispenser
Additionally all these processes are controlled by multiples Arduinos and 10.1″ tablet via a Serial Connection. (Refer to coding steps)
(This looks even better in real life. If you guys want more photos, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments – i will be happy to upload more :D)
Source: Automated Cocktail Drink Machine