BOS Twitter-activated vending machine


The BevMax 4-45, affectionately known as Bev, is more robot than vending machine and was first introduced to the public at the 2012 Design Indaba.

She was initially triggered using tokens and was rigged with speakers and cameras to show her inner workings and interact with delegates at the conference. She has since been tweaked to respond to tweets, delivering a BOS Ice Tea whenever her hashtag is used in a tweet. The idea was conceptualised by BOS’ digital agency Cow Africa, who worked closely with designers Marc Nicholson and Lyall Sprong from Thingking to bring Bev to life and UK-based social media agency, RAAK, to fully realise the Twitter integration.