February, 2011 – Graham Miln

Automatic Ice-Cream Dispenser

We stumbled upon our first customer operated automatic ice-cream machine today. The machine is in Ikea, Melbourne, and everyone who used it came away grinning with simple joy.

To use the machine, you buy token and cone from a counter for 50 Australian cents. You are then pointed to this machine.

Place your cone in the machine, drop the token in a slot, and press the button. Ten seconds later you have an ice-cream.