You know what's fun? Watching the Olympics right now is lots of fun. You know what else is always fun? Shots.
A group of dedicated fun-havers over at SmartThings has devised an ingenius contraption that will automatically dispense a shot of liquor each time a medal is awarded to an Olympic athlete representing team USA.
The shot machine connects to the internet using the SmartThings platform; the shots are poured automatically, upon medal announcement, or they can be dispensed manually via the SmartThings medal app -- Jack Daniels for Bronze, Jose Cuervo for Silver, and Goldschläger for Gold.
This video features a more detailed explanation of the machine's components and how it works. Let the 2012 Olympic Drinking Games begin! [Reddit]