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<h3>i3 Vending machine:</h3>
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#REDIRECT[[SnackShop_Vending_Machine]]
 
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'''Window'''
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- Edge lit logo or design http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/edgelitcards
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'''Light'''
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- Currently has a non standard Florescent lamp fixture
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'''Bill acceptor'''
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- The controller that recognizes bill images might need to be updated or replaced
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'''Payments'''
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- Cash (see bill acceptor)
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- RFID, debit the members account and invoice them through e-mail and let the Treasure know of payment due or overdue.<br />
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- Credit card, bill the credit card via amazon or paypal.<br />
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- Bar code and passkey. Buy it online and get a QR code and passkey in your email. Scan the QR code and enter the passkey and it will vend the product. It will reserve at least one item they bought online.<br />
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- Crediting/ Paying off the account can be handled via the machine or the online payment system.
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'''Network'''
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- TCP/IP over ethernet with a server backend that processes and logs purchases.
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- How to handle encryption of transactions?
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'''Power'''
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- How do we add functionality yet keep the power requirements low?
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Quesitons:
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*embedded ARM based computer?
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*Beefy microcontroller?
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What to put in it:
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AVR SPI, USB JTAG cable, USB serial cable, custom AVR dev kit, i3 t-shirt (in a tiny plastic bag), leatherman (maybe i3 branded), utili-usb key (portable open source software, diagnostic software, live distro image, multi-boot linux installs), weekly electronics course kit, vegan snacks, carnivore snacks, omnivore snacks, ramen, power bar, lockpick kit, lock bumping kit, the 5-in-1 network admin's cable, geeky bits from thinkgeek
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'''Decoration'''
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- How do make it look shiny and interesting?
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'''Security'''
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- Webcam linked to tilt/ shake sensor. Take picture of someone shaking the machine, post it online for ridicule
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'''Surprises/ challenges and Easter Eggs'''
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- Prizes for buying so much from the vending machine should be rewarded
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- Monthly challenges
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Latest revision as of 08:51, 7 February 2013