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Open Source ATM


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    I don’t see why not… but I think that is going to need ATM v2 to be ready 1st, I’ll look into it a bit during an insomnia moment and get back to you

    Was just smashing an idea down on paper whilst it was in my head. But seems like a natural extension to an ATM in the pub haha.



  • Thanks, when I’m done I will tidy it up and put it somewhere safe for a rainy day and let all the dev work fall to the bottom of the pile, but still be around for referance if anyone wants it. Trying to wokr out how to use GitHub at the moment :-\

    Takes a bit of time to get used to it, but once it clicks you’ll wonder how you managed without it :)

    Keep up the good work.



  • Ok, so for V2 I was hoping to make some changes that would allow multiple different coins to be used, and a 16 x 2 LCD screen to show how much fiat has been inserted and a big vend button, which starts the printing of the QR codes when the required value of coins has been inserted. This would still run on Arduino, but it would allow me to evaluate more complex codes and functions.

    Individual QR codes would still need to be generated, and a lot more of them as conceivably (a lot) more than one QR can be printed per vend.

    I see the Pi as being more of a V3 or 4, as I need to see about the best way to port the code. Does that sound ok to you UM? There would be 2 further (little) cutouts in the box but that can be sorted later.


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    Mate thats fine, I can’t code for fudge… but having said that I have spent a lot of time fixing problems on the code we have. How do I get a copy of the revised v1 code to you as I can’t drive github any better than I can drive a digger! and trust me i can’t drive a digger :(

    Do you have any links to the screen and button your thinking of by an chance? reason for asking is I have to make a min purchase on laser time and at the moment that is 7 cases, quite a lot of a proto-type but I’m willing to give it a go, but if you have some links we might be able to get some v2 cases out of this run :)



  • For now, you could just email me the sketch as it runs, you could use my email from the Team page. I’ll update the sketch with your deltas.

    As for the screen, just look on Ebay or DealExtreme for a 16 x 2 LCD screen, they’re all standard, and for the button, any momentary button would do, slightly bigger is better. If you can get a 16 x 2 LCD with an I2C backpack, that would be even better, but the screen would still be the same and the mounting would be the same.


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    OK I will mail it over when I’m back in front of a machine with it on, I still have a couple of changes to make around pulling a pin low to shut down the coin taker once it’s out of QRcodes, but as and when I get that working I will let you know.

    I’ll look for options for the screen and button and post something up for you to take a look at, as It would be good to get them in this run, but I don’t want to delay the run as it’s going to be tight as it is with other commitments

    UM


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    So are my repeated suggestions for making this a machine that also pays out fiat not acceptable?
    If the machine has a quantity of fiat inside it where’s the harm in making it available to someone who wants to cash out for whatever reason. Or is that just totally hatstand?


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    Davereplicant - That would truly be an epic machine, but at the moment it is just a little more complicated than I’m comfortable with. It would require different kinds of mechanisms in it as the ones we are using right now are only takers and not dispensers. In addition it will require a display for the QR Code for the deposit address, my head is spinning a little thinking about it now :)

    I’m on with finishing of v1 for now hopefully by the end of this week :) I also have another project in the pipeline, but would like to come back and re-visit this when time allows

    UM



  • Truly epic…

    Once maybe v2 has been completed, I’ll consider ordering a couple if they can be modified to take AUD. I can source my power supplies here to save on shipping costs.

    If I had a couple of working machines, I might be able to find a store that will allow me to have one set up.


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    B00dy Hell this looks fantastic!!! I’ve got to break out of the mining section and start reading other parts of this forum!


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