Difference between revisions of "Vending Machine"

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'''Payments'''
 
'''Payments'''
-Cash (see bill acceptor)
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- Cash (see bill acceptor)
- RFID, debit the members account and invoice them through e-mail and let the Treasure know of payment due or overdue.
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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 />
- Credit card, bill the credit card via amazon or paypal.
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- Credit card, bill the credit card via amazon or paypal.<br />
- 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.
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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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  - TCP/IP over ethernet with a server backend that processes and logs purchases.
 
  - TCP/IP over ethernet with a server backend that processes and logs purchases.
 
  - How to handle encryption of transactions?  
 
  - How to handle encryption of transactions?  
 
  
 
'''Power'''
 
'''Power'''
 
  - How do we add functionality yet keep the power requirements low?
 
  - How do we add functionality yet keep the power requirements low?
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Quesitons:
 
  *embedded ARM based computer?
 
  *embedded ARM based computer?
 
  *Beefy microcontroller?
 
  *Beefy microcontroller?
  
 
'''Security'''
 
'''Security'''
- Webcam linked to tilt/ shake sensor. Take picture of someone shaking the machine, post it online for ridicule
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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

Revision as of 11:07, 31 March 2010

i3 Vending machine:


Bill acceptor - The controller that recognizes bill images might need to be updated or replaced

Payments

- Cash (see bill acceptor)
- RFID, debit the members account and invoice them through e-mail and let the Treasure know of payment due or overdue.
- Credit card, bill the credit card via amazon or paypal.
- 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.
- Crediting/ Paying off the account can be handled via the machine or the online payment system.


Network

- TCP/IP over ethernet with a server backend that processes and logs purchases.
- How to handle encryption of transactions? 

Power

- How do we add functionality yet keep the power requirements low?

Quesitons:

*embedded ARM based computer?
*Beefy microcontroller?

Security

- Webcam linked to tilt/ shake sensor. Take picture of someone shaking the machine, post it online for ridicule


Surprises/ challenges and Easter Eggs

- Prizes for buying so much from the vending machine should be rewarded
- Monthly challenges