Filed under the “Now I’ve seen it all” category. It’s OpenCola – the softdrink you can make and change the formula. It was suppose to be an “example” of Open Source, however someone took it to heart and ultimately started making the soda-pop.
If you are bored and need something to do, why not make soda? The base formula is on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenCola. No word if there is a Chocolate-Cherry Coffee-beer flavor yet, but I bet if you put your mind to it, you can make one.
Meanwhile, Kinetic Organic Interface (KOI) is working on some cool interface ideas for soda cans themselves. Their “Claytronic” system gives the opportunity to actually put rss feeds and movie trailers on the sides of a can. You will also have the ability to flip through screens, turn down volume, etc.
Together, you can have a full experience with your soda, from making it, to watching a movie trailer while drinking it. Truely an innovative step.