Hands-Free OREO Dispenser Vending
The Practical Engineer has come up with several clever inventions in the past, but there may not be a better time to create a hands-free OREO dispenser than now. He started by sketching ideas out and trying various ways before figuring out that the nicest result happens when you use your chin to dispense the cookies, especially since they’re round and can be stacked. Read more for two videos and additional information.



The trickiest part of this build was the chin lever, which was designed using Fusion 360 computer software. The problem was deciding how far the chin can actually move down comfortably and where the cookie should be depending on the movement. Two iterations were made of this part during the build and the second turned out perfectly.

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I also had to try some things to get the oreo slide working perfectly. In my first version when there were more than two cookies in the pipe the cookie wouldn’t come out due to the pressure on top,” said the Practical Engineer.