SnackShop Vending Machine
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SnackShop Vending Machine
This is the machine that sells food items.
- Ownership: Brad McMahon
- Location: Kitchen
- What it looks like:
- Make/Model: SnackShop 7600
- Part Number:
The key things you need to know how to do are:
How to Open it
You'll need the key. It's a special key, there's currently only one, and it was abused so it's a little twisted. You need to insert the key and carefully turn clockwise. After about 90 deg of turn, you'll feel it hang up. You need to jiggle it until it turns another 90 deg and the handle pops out. At this point, turn the key back, take it out, and put it in your pocket so you don't accidentally leave it inside the machine. Turn the handle counter-clockwise to unlatch the door.
How to set prices
Press the Set Price button in the upper set of buttons on the controller board. Then use the 11 and 13 buttons to increase decrease the price. Once you've got the price you want to set, just press the bin number whose price you want to change. You can set several bins to that price by entering them one after another.
How to Open the Drawers
To open the drawers for restocking, look on the right side and you'll see a little lever that can be flipped up or down. Press down lightly and at the same time lift and pull on the drawer to open it. This might take a little effort, but once you get the feel of it you can do it pretty easily. Do not force it, however! You may need to fiddle with how you press the lever down to get it to unlatch the drawer.
When you're done
You don't need to do anything special to put the machine into "Run" mode. Just close and latch the door. There is an interlock button that's actuated by the door. It switches from whatever mode it was in when open into vending mode.
Closing the Door
The door tends to hang up on the coin chute when you close it, so first, make sure that the coin chute is in place. The chute is mounted using screws and slots. There's currently no locking screw so it sometimes shifts into the position where you can pull it out. Close the door carefully and if you hear or feel it hang up on the chute, jiggle it a little until it closes easily. The door usually does not seat all the way, so you may need to work it into place. Once closed, check that the key is in your pocket, and then simply turn the handle clockwise and press it in place.
Contact Roger S if you have questions.
Things that Need to be Done
- Make a new key. There's only one company that supplies keys (Baton) and they don't seem very easy to deal with, partly because they try to ensure the security of these machines by not giving out keys to just anyone.
- Add lighting
- Customize it! (See Dustin's post on this)
Where's the key? Ask Roger S Where does the money go? Into the Pop Fund What if something I want isn't in there? Ask Roger S