Now this is a cool idea: the automated bar. A computer controlled bar that has up to 16 different drinks, that can be mixed to make a drink of your choice! How cool is that?! And its written in VB! You could hack this to add web services so you can order drinks using your phone, or your media center for that matter! You could log what you drink, and who drank what (its pin based) so you can find out who what the most drank drink is, etc. so may ideas!