The "PURGATRON" Animatronic Cocktail Machine

The PURGATRON was developed in collaboration with art collective Monochrom for Roboexotica 2011 in Vienna, Austria. The project was also part of my month-long residency at MuseumsQuartier. Roboexotica is an annual gathering of builders that create robots related to cocktail culture. Most of the robots at the event are designed to mix custom drinks for the attendees. The idea behind the PURGATRON is that you can banish your boring drink from purgatory by sweetening it (sending it to heaven) or adding spice (sending it to hell).