Update: Piepal is buzzing! See the coverage on NBCNPR x 2CNETFoxNews and more.

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After building a series of Social Machines over the past few years (from unlocking GE fridges with Foursquare check-ins to weaponizing Twitter with a paintball gun, then destroying a bar with an internet connected baseball launcher) — we decided to take on a new challenge:

We handcrafted a RaspberryPi device that orders Dominos Pizza with the push of a button.

World, meet the PiePal, officially the easiest and fastest way to order a pizza. Sign Up to be a Beta Taster HERE.


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The physical construction of the PiePal was designed using SketchUp and printed out using PLA on a MakerBot Replicator 2.

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The internals are powered by a Raspberry Pi (of course!) & Arduino combination, allowing for finite control of the LEDs mounted internally and a fully realized user interface.

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Like many of iSL’s Social Machines, the PiePal is powered completely by JavaScript, using  Node.js. Some tricky reverse-engineering allowed us to set up an API wrapper around Dominos’ amazing online ordering system, which handles everything from finding the closest store to tracking the status of each order.

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Finally, we leveraged Google’s Coder library for the Raspberry Pi to create an intuitive setup experience that allows users to connect their wifi networks, Dominos accounts, and favorite pizzas for one-touch ordering.

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Hungry yet?  Want one for yourself?  While we’re still tinkering away, you may want a shot at being one of our elite Beta-Tasters… Check out piepal.me !