Feathercoin daemon and wallet production version 0.18.3
Old daemon and wallet version 0.18.2

[Dev] Introducing featherPay - Point of Sales Device


  • | Tip null

    Good idea.


  • Regular Member | Tip SkullandHeadphones

    Great job!


  • administrators | Tip uncle_muddy

    Near Field?

    and also +1

    I have no experience of NF integration, but I am more than happy to start looking into it once I have the current version working as It should. But will openly admit that at this time it is not something that is high on the priority list as most devices with NF built in also have a camera that can be used for scanning QR Codes to complete the transactions.

    I have managed to get another dev involved with the work that is needed to complete this project and get it moving again after a small stall due to work commitments, I will be shipping development hardware over to them within the next week so hope that can give it another kick start.


  • | Tip Bushstar

    This is some truly great work muddy, I think that these will be in high demand everywhere. You may be starting something big here 🙂


  • administrators | Tip uncle_muddy

    Unfortunately I have not managed to get much done on this over the last week due to other commitments 😞

    But I have managed to send a set of hardware out to my other dev, and get another set of hardware ordered in 🙂 I have also managed to do a complete code build from the ground up to prove that I have everything in order there 🙂

    There are still two little but fundamental bugs out standing that I’m hoping to get some time on next week to try and resolve.

    Someone asked if this could be used by other coins? The simple answer is yes! there is no reason why this complete setup can’t be used with any coin that has a similar wallet setup to feathercoind as fundamentally that is all that is running in the background to deal with transactions, they will also require a similar setup to api.feathercoin.com as this is used to gain the current price and the number of confirms reported by the blockchain for a payment address.

    I’ll keep plugging away at it and update you with progress, but dev time is going to be limited over the next couple of weeks due to other commitments and needing to pay some bills.

    UM


  • | Tip null

    Someone asked if this could be used by other coins? The simple answer is yes! there is no reason why this complete setup can’t be used with any coin that has a similar wallet setup to feathercoind…

    This is, what I believe, to be ftc’s greatest asset. I think it is one of the things that’s truly setting us aside from 99% of the other coins.

    Feathercoin.
    The open source community, for the open source individual… (or something like that:)


  • Regular Member | Tip Flobdeth

    Question: Do they manually have to check FTC price, or is all the info coming straight into the device?

    Worth maybe sharing ideas with Franko? they are working on a (coin changeable) ATM, just a thought 😶


  • administrators | Tip uncle_muddy

    Price is retrieved real time from api.feathercoin.com at the start of every transaction.

    Who are Franco?

    Just had a pile more hardware turn up so hopefully can run a couple of devices side by side from next week to see how the bug fixes are going.

    UM


  • | Tip fyrputt

    @uncle, this is…AWESOME!!!

    How much do you estimate it to cost to produce each device?

    How long do you estimate it to take to assemble/test each device?

    How about putting together a package with everything a merchant would need to get started (this device, instructions, “Featheroin accepted here”-logo, etc etc) and then go out and promote it to nearby merchants. Maybe we can crowdfund the first 100 devices or so to lend/give out to merchants willing to give it a try?


  • administrators | Tip uncle_muddy

    fyrputt,

    I need to do the maths to find a total cost, also need to weigh the casing so I can work out how much plastic goes into it from the printer.

    Assembly takes about 2 hours start to finish once all the bits are gathered together, as for testing I’ll work out a test script for each device once I have got the bugs out, but I should think something like a couple of transaction tests, an over night soak test of the hardware, complete charge/discharge of the battery etc should do it.

    I like the sound of the idea for a complete package for the merchant, we have a couple of tame merchants in Oxford (pub, sandwich shop) that I intended to give these devices too, and then work from there once I had a bit of feed back on them.


  • | Tip null

    Who are Franco?

    http://frankos.org/

    frkLogoNew.png


  • administrators | Tip uncle_muddy

    Have had a meeting today with the battery company they have now been set the challenge of going out to find a battery that will give 8 - 10 hours of life and sit inside the device… Will keep you updated of progress


  • | Tip ChekaZ

    Have had a meeting today with the battery company they have now been set the challenge of going out to find a battery that will give 8 - 10 hours of life and sit inside the device… Will keep you updated of progress

    Great!


  • | Tip null

    sweet cheers man!


  • | Tip WROL

    cool device, it is open source right?


  • | Tip kris_davison

    Yes uncle muddy has written a walk through on how to set one up and code etc.


  • Regular Member | Tip voingiappone

    I know I am late for the party here but let me say:

    uncle_muddy, you’re one of the biggest assets of FTC!!

    This is simply terrific!!! Keep it up man!


  • administrators | Tip uncle_muddy

    cool device, it is open source right?

    It isn’t yet but the plan is to make it open source when its ready for use. and as Kris has said there will be a full write up on it with code, 3D printer GCODE and everything you need to make one yourself 🙂

    I know I am late for the party here but let me say:

    uncle_muddy, you’re one of the biggest assets of FTC!!

    This is simply terrific!!! Keep it up man!

    Cheers man, I might have a little project that someone has hinted that you are able to help me with… I’ll start a new thread on it when I have cleared up the ideas in my head a little

    UM


  • Regular Member | Tip voingiappone

    Cheers man, I might have a little project that someone has hinted that you are able to help me with… I’ll start a new thread on it when I have cleared up the ideas in my head a little

    Me?? Well… I don’t know if I’ll be of any help but, drop we a PM when you’re ready! 😉


  • Regular Member | Tip Flobdeth

    Price is retrieved real time from api.feathercoin.com at the start of every transaction.

    Who are Franco?

    Thank you.

    Just the thought occurred to me when I read this, Franko are working on an open source ATM just now, they have plans to install them in “Pawn shops” in the US. Feathercoin is to me, “British” at heart. You know, bit of tech share, support each others operation on the opposite sides of the Atlantic, meaning, FTC has greater availability in the US.

    The sales device is great, but thinking about opportunities, you know, you take my FTC on your ATM’s (scratch my back) and we can allow you access to the sales device (we’ll scratch yours)??

    Sorry, just throwing you guys ideas, maybe been covered elsewhere already


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