This was a fun one. Verve Live Agency wanted to build out a vending machine at a running event for their client VHI Healthcare. The idea was that when the runner scanned their membership card, a prize was given out from one of a number of categories.

Luckily, most barcode scanners are basically keyboards, spitting out characters when you successfully scan a barcode. This makes it really easy to hook-up to an application, in our case, an off-line desktop app running on-site in the vending machine.

Check out the journey below:

— The barcode scanner