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infrastructure:vendo [2016/03/15 02:38] (current)
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 +====== Vendo ======
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 +Vendo is a parts vending machine built from the husk of a Wurlitzer vending machine from the 80's.
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 +Unfortunately when work commenced on it originally the coin mechanism had died. As such, it is now powered by:
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 +  * Arduino (Mega, for controlling the hardware.)
 +  * Rasberry Pi (B+, running the web interface, touch screen and an RFID reader.
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 +===== BOM ## =====
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 +===== Codebase ## =====
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 +Vendo'​s core software (npc-vend) runs as a web service on the Raspberry pi, providing a web interface. On boot the raspberry pi launches npc-vend and Chromium pointing at the npc-vend web interface which also handles the RFID reader.
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 +Npc-vend is an app written in nodejs as an express web server, using johnny-five to interface with the hardware via the firmata protocol. The codebase for npc-vend can be found at https://​github.com/​tullo-x86/​npc-vend
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 +If you have any questions about the hardware, contact nog3 or tullo on the forums.