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Vending Machine for Bike Repairs

According to an article from www.arlnow.com, Crystal City in Virginia will be hosting two bicycling events over the next two weeks. Vend Net USA took an interest in these events because they will be incorporating one of the city’s newest vending machines.

We are used to discussing services for vending machine repairs and parts, but this vending machine is the one responsible for repairs and parts. The bike vending machine does not vend bikes, but instead, it vends tools and parts needed to repair bikes. The machine also features a bicycle mount that will hold your bike while you make the necessary repairs. The station also features an air pump station to keep bike tires inflated.

Machines such as this will help keep bicyclists on the road, especially during big bike events. It is also a way for small bike shops to expand the reach of their business without having to open new locations. Like all vending machines, these bike repair machines can be placed in high-traffic areas that will provide a service and products to customers right where they need it.

Pet-Friendly Vending

With all the vending technology available to vending machine manufacturers today, it is no surprise that the sizes, shapes and features of machines are constantly changing. Vending technology can come in some surprising forms as well. A young girl named Brooke Martin has developed a vending machine (of sorts) for your dog!

Her invention, the iCPooch combines video chatting capabilities available on most computers and smart phones with a small device that dispenses treats for dogs. It might not have all of the complex vending machine parts found in traditional machines, but the simplicity of this machine gives owners an easy way to interact with their favorite pets from anywhere in the world.

The machine has audio and video outputs so your dog can hear and see you. When you have their attention, there is a feature that allows you to remotely drop a treat for your pet.

This project is currently being funded as a Kickstarter project has around a third of the funds it needs to fund the project. Vend Net USA loves seeing creative new vending ideas like this!