Algae-Dispensing Vending Machine
According to Makezine.com:
"Haberlandt is designed to sustain any suspension culture, currently consisting on Spirulina algae (Arthrospira Platensis). Biological conditions are maintained troughout the system via a processor. Inputs are measured and sent to the processor and an output is executed generating a negative feedback that allows for constant conditions and thus for the survival and reproduction of the algae. Thus turning this system into a cybernetical organism.
Haberlandt produces, stores and delivers in the same place, reducing the environmental impact by localizing all the logistics involved in a traditional vending in situ. By spherificating the dose it avoids the use of any packaging, since it is a self-containing format where the package is the actual product to be consumed."
Watch the Haberlandt in action!
And here's an extended, detailed video with commentary:
It's a pipe dream; It's a virtual certainly the Haberlandt is not cost-effective or practical for our hobby, but it's got to rank up there as one off the coolest machines (and idea) I've seen. Let's dream!