Brandon had never touched a breadboard or played with electronics until two weeks ago. He got inspired by the vending machine and grabbed a Really Bare Bones Board, FTDI cable, Switched Reluctance Motor, prototyping breadboard and some snacks and started hacking away.
As of tonight (our two week anniversary of being open!) he has a working arduino-controlled single digit split-flap display. He’s uploaded his laser design to the thingiverse, so you can have one too.