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January 29, 2012 AT 12:00 am

Swap-O-Matic

Swap-O-Matic.

The Swap-o-matic is a vending machine which playfully tries to remind us that reusing and recycling can be just as fun as buying something new. The machine allows users to donate and receive items, instantly and for free!

The basic rules of use for the Swap-O-Matic are simple. Though each item in the machine (donated by another user) will not cost the recipient any money, it will require “credits”. A credit is earned when the user donates to the system, and a credit is required to retrieve an item from the machine. New users receive 3 credits to start. Users can donate, recieve, or swap using the touch screen interface on the front of the machine. Other features, such as a user flag system, have been developed and implemented to prevent misuse or stalemate of the system.


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2 Comments

  1. This is an amazing idea!
    I hope to see these on trainstations in the future…

  2. @K Scharf – that’s not a constructive thing to say, and it’s not really fair to specifically pick on NYC. please keep the comments here with a more positive tone, thanks!

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