After remaking the District Hall gumball machine, we turned our attention to a new one for Fab@CIC - with a twist. Fab@CIC's Mixed Reality Challenge, located at the entrance, has two goals: to get you to play the game, yes, but also to lure you to the rear of the coffeeshop, where things start to get makery.
1. The capsule machine at the entrance now has more than trinkets and googley eyes: the capsules now contain origami "magic stars" that will give you the first clues towards you getting a FREE CUP OF COFFEE.
B. And this is kind of a spoiler alert (for the Internet audience only): the direction that users are pointed to is the new Wunkerkammer shelf -- towards the back of Render Cafe, where it starts getting more Fab@CIC-ish.
3. And on this Wunderkammer shelf -- an interaction, starring an oak leaf, that will allow you to get that FREE CUP OF COFFEE without having to download an augmented reality app.
You'll get the idea when you're there.