As we know, there's pretty much literally nothing vending machines don't dispense these days, but Peter Fox, an electrical engineer in England, has built a giant one that sells everything. It took three years, but it powered up for the first time this week in his small village of Clifton neighbors can now sidle up and grocery shop by jabbing a bunch of buttons: a loaf of bread (1.45), milk by the pint (0.59), six free-range eggs (1.75), a can of Heinz beans (0.69), an umbrella (2.50); it's all there. A security camera monitors the contents, and Fox says he stocks local produce when possible.
Is This the Future of the Village Shop? [Daily Mail]