Vending Machine

For my A level Product Design course I designed and manufactured a prototype vending machine that does not require electricity to function. Despite the lack of electricity, the machine can accept a variety of coins which it can add up and then dispense a variety of products in different price categories.

The work was innovative enough to obtain a patent, details of which can be found here. The publication document can also be found here.

The product was very much a proof of concept prototype, with limitations due to the (lack of) manufacturing facilities available. Prior to the final prototype, many prototypes were made of the subsystems.