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Retrofitted Water Fountain Dispenses Brawndo: It’s Got What Plants Crave

When the water fountain in their hackerspace broke down, Dave and Craig weren’t content to just fix it–they upgraded it to dispense Brawndo: The Thirst Mutilator.

If you’ve never heard of Brawndo, you’ve never seen the movie Idiocracy–a lesser known but quite entertaining satirical Sci-Fi comedy from written and directed by Mike Judd.

The design of the upgrade is quite clever, a new series of valves and pumps give the user the option of selecting regular water (labeled Toilet Water, in the spirit of the film) or Brawndo. The Brawndo is cleverly created and flavored on the fly by a pump that drips energy drink concentrate into the water line.

Hit up the link below for more information–and watch Idiocracy if you haven’t!

Brawndo – It’s What GEEKS Crave! [via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 05/17/12

Comments (4)

  1. Thane

    hopefully it has a cleaning function. I’m picturing a bacteria fountain after a few weeks of operation…

  2. Jon

    A cleaning function? It’s a fountain, not a computer program. Take it apart and flush the pieces with a water/cleaning solution. Geez. Hey why don’t you write a patch and send it to them?

  3. Dave Dalton

    It uses a separate reservoir for the flavoring. Peristaltic pumps are designed to be super easy to clean. That’s why they are used in medical equipment. It just squeezes a rubber tube to deliver the flavor.
    When you change the flavor tank you just put a clean feed tube in.

  4. Doc

    “written and directed by Mike Judd.” Mike JUDGE – the creator of Beavis & Butthead and King of the Hill. (How can you call yourself a geek if you don’t know who Mike Judge is?)

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