Happy Halloween! Noel Portugal Builds Automatic Halloween Candy Dispenser Using Twilio

October 31, 2010
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John Sheehan
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Happy Halloween everyone! In honor of everyone’s favorite spooky day of the year, we wanted to show of an incredible project made by Noel Portugal. He decided that handing out candy by hand wasn’t good enough and set out to build an automatic candy dispenser that uses a bucket, an Arduino, some X10 goodies and of course, Twilio to control the contraption via phone or SMS. Noel wrote a complete how-to for building your own dispenser on Instructables. And if you like this project, check out his blog which has posts about some of his other projects as well.

Below is a video of the machine in action. Great work Noel!