This is an application that "hacks" your Amazon Dash Button to order you alcohol from Drizly!
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Drizly Dash

DrizlyDash

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This is a node.js application that "hacks" your Amazon Dash Button to order you alcohol from Drizly! After my first app PizzaDash (source code) I felt like, what goes best with pizza? Simple answer, beer. So I set out to figure out how to get beer delivered to me, and in my area, there is Drizly who happens to have an API available to developers. I am using a npm module to listen for the button press hortinstein's Node-Dash-Button.

One idea would be to have this always running via a local server such as a Raspberry Pi and have on demand alcohol ordering whenever you just need a drink! ;)

I wrote a blog post about my experience here on Medium!

Requirements

pcap If you are running ubuntu you will need to run sudo apt-get install libpcap0.8-dev

Contributing

  1. Pull or Fork code.
  2. Do cool stuff.
  3. Submit a PR.

Setup/Run

  1. Run npm install the first time so all npm requirements will be installed.
  2. Find Dash Button
    • Run sudo node node_modules/node-dash-button/bin/findbutton and press the button
  3. Run node accountCreation.js script to create a Drizly account under your unique partner token.
    • You need to create a new account using your unique partner token, even if you have already created one on Drizly's website
  4. Run node setup.js script which will ask a few question to create a .env file to store your private information.
    • Add your Amazon Dash Button's address from step 2
    • Add your Partner Token that is handed out by Drizly
    • You will then log into your Drizly Account (If you haven't already created a Drizly account, please run node accountCreation.js and signup and fill in your default address and credit card.)
  5. Rerun node setup.js script which will now ask you for a query to check out the catalog at your closest store.
  6. Currently right now you have to manually add your order to app.js
    • On ~ line 14/15 you can see items[249325] with the integer being a specific item which you can get by querying the catalog in the setup.js script right now. See To do
  7. Run npm start and press your Dash Button that you have set up and BAM beer/wine/liquor will be coming soon!

Example Query

On step 5/6 Above where you need query the catalog and find what you want to order, here is an example output and how to select the correct item number: If you look underneath variants: > availability: > item_id: 123456 That is the exact item you need to choose for that specific store.

...
You are about to query Store: 92
DrizlyDash>Enter your alcohol query> sculpin

Command-line input received:
  query: sculpin

Query successful!  Server responded with:
[ { catalog_item_id: 810,
    name: 'Ballast Point Sculpin IPA',
    slug: 'ballast-point-sculpin-ipa',
    brand_name: 'Ballast Point',
    variants:
     [ { variant_id: 20054,
         display_name: 'Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 6 Cans',
         availability:
          [ { item_id: 515105,
              store_id: 92,
              quantity_on_hand: 54,
              price: '$14.49',
              price_raw: 14.49,
              show_in_catalog: true } ],
         container_qty: 6,
         container_type: 'Can',
         volume: 12,
         volume_units: 'OZ',
         short_description: '6 Cans' },
       { variant_id: 8744,
         display_name: 'Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 6 Bottles',
         availability:
          [ { item_id: 248290,
              store_id: 92,
              quantity_on_hand: 64,
              price: '$14.49',
              price_raw: 14.49,
              show_in_catalog: true } ],
         container_qty: 6,
         container_type: 'Bottle',
         volume: 12,
         volume_units: 'OZ',
         short_description: '6 Bottles' } ],
  ...

Always Running

This article shows you what you can do with a Raspberry Pi to set this up as a node server running all the time on your network and it literally would be the press of a button whenever you wanted!

AWS IoT Button Version

Here is my small Gist that is my AWS Lambda function that is fired off when pressing the Amazon AWS IoT Button. In my Medium article, I explain in depth how to use it.

To do

  • Modify setup.js to allow user to create an order from queries to the catalog
  • Create a localhost webpage that you can create account and search the catalog to build your order
  • Other ideas?