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« on: September 06, 2014 11:56:49 AM »

My husband loves soda and has been wanting to build his own soda machine forever. I told him he could be it had to fit with our movie room which meant it had to be built into a TARDIS. Surprisingly he complied. The body is built out of mostly plywood and MDF. The windows and Police Box signs are this stiff plastic stuff. I put vinyl over the plastic for the Police Public call signs. The top is one of those walkway lights you can get from your hardware store and we just painted it to match everything else.


It's quite large, but unfortunately NOT bigger on the inside Sad


We fit a microwave in there too. Just had to build a small shelf to put it on. The wiring and piping for the soda machine on the bottom area was the most difficult thing to figure out on this entire project.


We used LED puck lights to light everything up.


And here it is with me for scale. I'm 5'3" and I can stand up inside it.
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2014 01:30:33 PM »

This ROCKS!  And I'm not even a Whovian.  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2014 02:43:25 PM »

I don't squee for much, but I will squee for this. Oh yes it rocks HARD!!!

And uh, how does the soda mechanism work?
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2014 03:55:49 PM »

I don't squee for much, but I will squee for this. Oh yes it rocks HARD!!!

And uh, how does the soda mechanism work?

To be honest I don't really know, the hubby did most of that. But it has a CO2 canister, a carbonator, some regulators, syrup pumps, and a fridge to keep the cold plate cold. Apparently there's lots of things online that show people how to build their own. I'll have to see if I can find the link he used.
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2014 04:38:19 PM »

I meant more like, how does it dispense? I thought it came out the little door, but seeing it open, I imagine that that is not likely.
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2014 04:53:39 PM »

I meant more like, how does it dispense? I thought it came out the little door, but seeing it open, I imagine that that is not likely.

Ha lolz. Yeah you can open up the little door and the dispenser gun thing will eventually hang on it. It's just like a spray gun so it fits through the small door perfectly. Like this:
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2014 12:13:15 PM »

This is so cool, what a great job your hubby did making this.
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That is absolutely incredible!  I absolutely love it!  I would definitely be finding every excuse to invite all my friends over for movie night for quite a while!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2014 05:28:35 PM »

Yeah, I'm not a Whovian either (yet), but this ROCKS so hard!
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2014 01:49:59 PM »

It turned out fantastic!  How super duper awesome!


Yeah, I'm not a Whovian either (yet), but this ROCKS so hard!

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