A machine that transforms your movie passion into popcorn.
In collaboration with Flock / Isobar we designed and developed Pop Maker for Cinépolis Mexico, an interactive machine with more than 500 questions for true movie fans. The more questions you answer, the more popcorn you get.
After launching the machine in a special brand event, the Pop Maker went on tour to the main movie theaters of the city. In 2017 it will travel through the top 10 cities in Mexico.
In the first phase we prepared two totally different approaches and luckily our client picked the one we liked more - we designed a complex structure which allows the players to follow the popcorns’ way falling into their basket. The biggest challenge of the research phase was to find out how to design a gate which can be opened and closed fast enough to let the exact portion of popcorn fall down.
Our application controlled an Arduino board and several servo motors to open the floodgate of the Pop Maker with each correct answer. We added 10 meters of RGB LED light stripes in order to make it more fun to play and also some western movie sound effects to cheer the users up.