After launching Pantri at Maker Faire UK in April 2018, we’ve realised that there is some confusion assuming that Pantri is all about a DIY Push Button Device.
To combat this, we’ve launched M Appliances. M for Maker: M Appliances will become the home of Pantri Compliant Maker kits & resources, which currently consist of the A Bit Pushy Push Button, but will soon offer a plethora of devices.
The idea is a simple one...
...to get people building smart appliances & starting to think about the challenges ahead for automating grocery replenishment.
All devices are Open Source (more here). This means that anyone can take our hardware ideas, copy & modify them as they see fit.
This means that a Maker can:
build one of our kits…
… get an idea for something else …
… & then modify the design with new circuits & sensors to create a new way of tracking grocery usage!
What Is A Maker?
If you aren’t familiar with the term, we suggest that you get yourself along to your local Maker Faire: https://makerfaire.com/map/.
In short, a Maker is an electronics hobbyist, but the Maker Movement is a lot more than that. Its to many a way of life, surrounded by creation of often cool, technologically breathtaking stuff. The only purpose for this stuff being because the contraption is a challenge.
I (Tom) see this as being amazing technological art & enjoy the creations on offer from the community. But, at the same time, I see a world of untapped potential in providing advancements in society, by focussing the communities notable talents into the creation of the smart kitchen devices of the future.