Maker-in-Residence @ District Hall

Maker-in-Residence @ District Hall

District Hall
District Hall

Blinky lights: check.

A gumball machine/gachapon loaded with refreshing moist towelettes: check.

Scrolling text explaining what is going on: check.

A giant, glowing QR code linked to an introductory tour: check

You initial Maker-in-Residence build is live at District Hall, Boston, USA. 

The official notice is here (4th item).

The public is now invited to stop by to check the Gumball Machine anytime the Public Lounge is open (M-Thurs, 10-4) or when Gather is cooking (pretty much everyday from noon to midnight). 

District Hall

The opening display includes a WiFi connected gumball/gachapon machine, a gesture sensor, a few strings of blinky lights, and a QR code against an undulating bouquet of lights. 

This QR code lead to an online tour that explains in general what is going on. 

(Here's a link to where that QR code goes.) 

For anyone who wants more context - there's plenty in Placemaking Report.  

Looking back, this is probably peak Gachapon Machine: 2 locations, a local business partner, and an official Maker-in-Residence title. 

Because very soon something unexpected arrives that changes your entire placemaking agenda.