Our SnackBot is based around the Electric Imp, a hardware, software and cloud-based platform that makes it easy to connect just about anything to the Internet. If you are new to Electric Imp, you can check out our Instructables on Getting Started With the Electric Imp, which will guide you through the process of getting your imp online and running some basic code.
This project involves a bit of soldering (and desoldering), and should take you about 2-3 hours to complete!
Let's get started!
Step 1: Parts & Supplies
- 1 x Brookstone SnackManTM
- 1 x Electric Imp Card
- 1 x April Breakout Board
- 1 x NFET
- 1 x Diode
- 1 x 10KΩ (oh higher) resistor
You are also going to need some tools:
- Philips Screwdriver
- Soldering Iron
- Foam Tape (or other adhesive)
- An iPhone or Android Phone