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42 Amazing Vending Machines

— October 31, 2008 — Tech
Innovations in modern vending machines are incredibly diverse, and since many seem far fetched, most people won't believe they exist. To prove it, this slideshow clusters some of the most interesting vending machine concepts created in recent years. They offer highly convenient 24/7 service and are too astonishing to miss.

Although we don't typically see these innovations in our day to day lives, vending machines have come a long way from simply vending pop for a dollar (or is $2 now?) they're beginning to pop up in certain regions that would benefit from niche machines, or in metropolitan cores that pride themselves on being on the cutting edge, it might actually not be too long before high tech vending machines make their way into the mainstream.
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ID Via Wrinkle Detection
ID Via Wrinkle Detection
Japanese Cigarette Vending (UPDATE)
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Magazine Images as Fake IDs
Magazine Images as Fake IDs
Face-Recognition Vending Machines Fail
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Bicycle Parts Vending Machines
Bicycle Parts Vending Machines
Trek Stop Tune Ups
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Vending Machines as an Art Medium
Vending Machines as an Art Medium
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Urban Robots Go Viral in Japan
Urban Robots Go Viral in Japan
Vending Machine RED
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Human Vending Machine
Human Vending Machine
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Condom Machines for Kids
Condom Machines for Kids
Vending Machines In Brazilian Schools
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Birds As Slaves
Birds As Slaves
Vending Machine Trains Crows To Make You Rich
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Passive Aggressive Entertainment
Passive Aggressive Entertainment
Vending Machines That Smash China
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Free Clothes From Human Vending Machines
Free Clothes From Human Vending Machines
Uniqlo Heat Tech Innerwear Campaign
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Vending Machine for Prescription Drugs
Vending Machine for Prescription Drugs
InstyMeds
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Massive Vending Machine
Massive Vending Machine
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Shoe Vending
Shoe Vending
Onitsuka Tiger's Sneaker Vending Machine
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WaterWerkz Vending Machines Mix Drinks On The Fly
WaterWerkz Vending Machines Mix Drinks On The Fly
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Vending Machine Roulette
Vending Machine Roulette
Put in Your Money and Take Your Chances
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Harrassvertising
Harrassvertising
Coke Bots Attack When You Buy Other Brands
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Simplifying Donations
Simplifying Donations
Charity Vending Machines
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Luxury Coffee Vending Machines
Luxury Coffee Vending Machines
Starbucks Hot Drink Machines
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Vending By Mood
Vending By Mood
Sadness Gets More Ice Cream
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Solar-Powered Vending Machines
Solar-Powered Vending Machines
Golf Balls & Drinks
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Free Drink Vending Machines
Free Drink Vending Machines
Pay By Watching Commercials
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Vending Machines That Break Things
Vending Machines That Break Things
Smashing Way to Release Anger
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Urban Camoflouge
Urban Camoflouge
Vending Machine Disguise
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Art Vending Machines
Art Vending Machines
The Art-O-Mat
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Magazine Vending Machine
Magazine Vending Machine
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Marijuana Via Fingerprint
Marijuana Via Fingerprint
So Cal Vending Machines Sell Pot
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Wine Vending Machines
Wine Vending Machines
The Skybar
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Pizza Vending Machines
Pizza Vending Machines
The Wonderpizza of Italy Kiosk
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iPod Vending in Department Stores
iPod Vending in Department Stores
eSpot at Macy's
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Sun Screen Vending Machine
Sun Screen Vending Machine
No More Rub Downs on the Beach
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Bizarre Vending Machines
Bizarre Vending Machines
Ice Cream Made Cooler With the Moobella Robotic
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Mobile Phone Vending Machine
Mobile Phone Vending Machine
The ‘Quickphone' Kiosk
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Nail Art Vending Machines
Nail Art Vending Machines
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Auto Vending Machine
Auto Vending Machine
Smart Idea
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Soccer Ball Vending Machine
Soccer Ball Vending Machine
Nike Joga3 in NYC
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Boyfriend Vending Machines
Boyfriend Vending Machines
Push a Button, Get a Date
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Beauty Vending
Beauty Vending
Hair Straightener Vending Machine
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Used Underwear Vending Machines
Used Underwear Vending Machines
In Japan, Everything Goes
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Hot Food Vending Machines
Hot Food Vending Machines
Automatic Satisfaction Back in NYC
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Innovative Idea Vending
Innovative Idea Vending
The Funball Machine
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Vending Machines As Secret Entrances
Vending Machines As Secret Entrances
Hidden “Bodega” Shop in Boston
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Bicycle Vending Machine
Bicycle Vending Machine
BikeDispenser.com
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