The Mighty Schokotron is a parting gift to the fantastic and highly chocolate addicted team of the White Business Unit at XING, in Hamburg.
The Schokotron takes over the important task of spreading happiness in form of sugar and fat from its creators who planted the seed and continuously nurtured an unhealthy chocolate addiction of their teammates.
The custom built ChocolateOS tech stack, running on a Raspberry Pi that is hooked up through a public wifi, connecting to the Twitter API, enables the Schokotron to listen carefully to teammates in need of greasy calories.
Schokotron is completely custom built by two left hands and the first and last of its kind. After its genesis, its codebase is maintained by XING employees. The Mighty Schokotron can be forked on Github by any chocolate enthusiast.
Try to hold off until you nearly burst for the need of some calories.
Make sure to avoid thinking of your bikini figure or body parts that don't need any additional cushioning and purely focus on the task at hand: getting chocolate asap.
Schokotron only dispenses chocolate to friends. To become a friend, someone who is already befriended with Schokotron needs to vouch for you by sending a tweet to @Schokotron including your @Twitter name and the keyword "friend".
Send a nicely phrased plea in english to @Schokotron on Twitter and make sure to include the magic word: "chocolate". Once Schokotron recognises your desperation, it will issue a snarky remark and open its hatch for you to get some chocolate.
Schokotron has a lot of potential waiting to be unleashed.
November 31th 2017
Watch out for users by tracking their habitual chocolate-craze frequency and publicly shame them through publishing statistics on calorie intake on this website. (This could also help in figuring out who has to buy the next batch of chocolate)
Weight incoming tweets based on vocabulary through a word list to issue chocolate only to nice users. Let them hang out to dry a bit until releasing chocolate and continuously evaluate who is a true friend and who isn't.
Enable Schokotron to actually listen to commands. In all languages spoken at XING. Bonus chocolate to those who know how to say "chocolate" in more than three languages.
Enable Schokotron to actually see and recognise chocolate junkies to decide who gets some and who doesn't through facial recognition (Hackweek project, anyone?).
Even though Schokotron was intended as a farewell present solely gifted from Gunnar and Ferdi, its creation would not have been possible without Davids amazing ability to hammer out code on lengths end while others sleep and Dennis' skills to swiftly create fully functional backends on limited resources in no time.