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This is the place to list any info about our imaginary vending machine. [[Image:vendingMachine.png|frame|This is a vending machine, yes!]]
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{{OutOfDate|This page seems to be describing a different vending machine than the one currently in the space (August 2021).}}
  
== Dontations to the fund and goal status==
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This is the place to list any info about our vending machine. [[Image:VendingMachineInNoisebridge.JPG|frame| Widthpx = 400| This is OUR vending machine, yes!]]
  
Commited donations:
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As of July 2012 the machine is out of service. Something about it costs too much to power + keep soda/pop cold, or something. But the point is it's not plugged in and won't give you soda. So don't feed it your money. [[donate|Feed your money directly to Noisebridge]], instead!
  
[[User:Nickthedude|Nickthedude]] $100
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= Current Beverages and Inventory =
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also commiting to dealing with logistics, but looking for a volunteer or two to help with the heavy lifting and such.
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As of 5/4/11:
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* Slot 1: Coke (27)
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* Slot 2: Sprite (13)
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* Slot 3: Diet Coke (22)
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* Slot 4: Mountain Dew throwback (16)
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* Slot 5: Squirt (EMPTY)
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* Slot 6: Diet Dr. Pepper (8)
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* Slot 7: EMPTY (Don't buy more Pepsi, people don't buy enough)
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* Slot 8: A&W Root Beer (2)
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= Use =
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===Making a Purchase===
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Everything is $1.00.  The machine accepts dollar bills, quarters, nickels and dimes. Insert money and make your selection by pressing its button.  If the orange light is on it's sold out.  If it doesn't vend, try holding the button in longer.  If it still doesn't vend, then you can either chalk it up as a donation or open the machine to retrieve your selection.
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===Opening the machine===
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The key is on the top and the keyhole is right under the bill acceptor. This unlocks a handle which pops out. Unscrew that for a decent number of turns, then the front panel opens like a refrigerator door with the hinge on your left. You will need to lift the door to open it, and especially to close it.
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===Stocking the machine===
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If you open the machine door, there are 8 slots for stocking beverages.  They are labeled 1 through 8 which correspond to the order of the 8 buttons on front used to select your beverage.  Slots 1-4 are "wide" slots that hold 60 cans each, while slots 5-8 are narrow and only hold 34 cans each.
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It helps to load in two cans at a time (stacked top to bottom) into each slot in order to be able to fill each slot to max capacity.  For the narrow slots, each layer of two cans will stack almost perfectly atop the previous two.  For the wide slots, each layer of two cans will stack atop but to the side of the previous layer, alternating to the left and right with each layer. 
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I've had one can get smashed up by the machine when I loaded a single lone can incorrectly last atop the stack.  To avoid this, try to stock an even number of new cans at a time, so that you are always adding two cans at a time.  If you end up with only one can for your last stack, just vend one can from that stack to make a pair for the top.
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If you are just adding more product to partially stocked slot, you need only to stack it correctly atop the current stock.  However if you've stocked up a slot that was previously emptied/sold-out, you need to vend that slot until something comes out to "prime" the slot if you will.  (In other words, if you loaded something in the previously empty slot #6, you should take some quarters or a dollar or two from the machine and keep buying one until a can comes out the door.  Once it's dispensing each time you can load back in the "test" sodas as normal.)  Close the door all the way, lock it and return the key.
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= Maintenance =
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=== Purchase Support Info ===
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We bought the Machine from Gary (not sure of his last name)
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We have a 90 day warranty starting 1/4/2011
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Gary's number:
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cell: 510-300-4836
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office: 510-710-9126
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=== Service manual for our vending machine (Dixie-Narco model DNCB 368) ===
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https://www.noisebridge.net/images/f/ff/S2d2btn.pdf
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=== Lights ===
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Lightbulbs are 5' fluorescent with a single prong on each side.  Part # when ordering is F64T12/D.  City Lights is the closest place to buy these. 
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They are on Folsom between 11th St. and 12th St. Phone number is (415) 863-2020.  Neither Lowes nor Discount Hardware carries this type of bulb.
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=== Ballast ===
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On January 15, 2010, the ballast that came with the machine was tested and found to work.  Ballast is located directly underneath
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the drink dispenser tray.  Ballast mounting plate is held in by three phillips-head screws
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= Hacking =
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Please hack this machine gently and with confidence.  We'd like to keep it working and stocked so it can earn money for Noisebridge.  Failed Hacks that result in us spending the vending profits to fix are not excellent.
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Mitch added a connector to the vending counter which will switch 110V AC briefly whenever a can is vended.
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The coin mech and bill validator may use the MDB vending machine protocol:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multidrop_bus
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= Actual Problems and Possible Solutions =
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* '''Problem:'''Electrical usage
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** '''Is this even a real problem?'''
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** '''Possible solution:''' a timer so we don't have to run the machine all the time:
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*** I have one of these and they work ok: http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=sylvania+timer&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=17676369476629548940&ei=oi4STeCEEILGsAOH8rXdAg&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=image&resnum=7&ved=0CDYQ8gIwBg#
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*** This won't really help. Because of basic thermodynamics, the compressor needs to run a certain amount: if the duty cycle is low enough to save energy, the drinks will be warm. Trust the thermostat! However, a timer could possibly shift the time the compressor runs to put the noise in the wee hours of the morning.
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*** Also, make sure any timer switch you use is rated for at least 11 amps, and I would say 15 to be safe! [[User:Jtfoote|Jtfoote]] 05:27, 5 January 2011 (UTC)
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** '''Possible solution:''' The manual seems to describe timer features built in to the machine.  More research needed.
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** '''Solution:''' VendMiser... http://www.energymisers.com/ Turns the machine off when no-one walks past for 15 min, but will keep the compressor running at regular intervals so things stay cold. Typical energy savings is 46%.
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* '''Problem:'''Noise. And not the good kind.  The "gets-really-annoying-really-fast" kind.
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** <strike>'''Possible solution:'''  A high tech noise dampening leopard print slipper was placed between the noisy vibrating bits.  Is the noise still offensive?</strike>
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** '''Possible solution:'''  The source of the noise is the fan for the compressor.  It's really hard to get at the fan to try and correct the problem, but Jared and Robert carefully slide out the compressor assembly to try and accesss the fan.  We didn't get total access to the fan but were able to remove enough screws to bend some of the metal around the fan further from the fan region... this seems to have helped with the noise......for now....  We didn't replace all the screws and bolts for fear of making the noise return but they are inside the money bin in the machine.
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= How to contribute =
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Buy some drinks and either leave them on top and they'll be loaded in or if you're feeling ambitious load them in yourself.
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= Money log =
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This is where we'll keep a record of the money 'earned' by the vending machine, the money spent on product, and the money donated to noisebridge and any other costs that come up. Please put "DONATION" in the list when you donate the stock of the vending machine to noisebridge.
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1/17/11 - $65.00 plus loose change - Nick
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1/17/11 - -$29.30 bought and stocked mountain dew(24pk), diet dr.pepper(24pk), coke(12pk), and sprite(24pk). -Nick
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1/17/11 - diet dr. pepper(12pk) donated and stocked -Jared
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1/17/11 - $39.70 plus loose change - Nick
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1/2?/11 - diet coke(unknown amount) was donated and stocked - Anonymous
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1/24/11 - -$3.00 bought and stocked Hansen's Mandarin Lime (8pk) - Jared
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1/24/11 - Hansen's Mandarin Lime(x4) donated and stocked -Jared
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1/26/11 - $105.35 including money in changer -Jared
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1/28/11 - $123.85 including money in changer -Jared
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1/28/11 - -$31.50 bought and stocked mountain dew throwback(24pk), pepsi(24pk), diet coke(24pk), coke(12pk), sprite(12pk) -Jared
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1/28/11 - $92.35 including money in changer -Jared
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1/30/11 - $106.35 including money in changer -Jared
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1/30/11 - -$31.50 bought and stocked mountain dew throwback(36pk), coke(36pk), diet coke(12pk), sprite(12pk) -Jared
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1/30/11 - $74.85 including money in changer -Jared
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2/01/11 - $102.50 including money in changer -Jared
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2/01/11 - -$80.00 DONATION to Noisebridge General Funds!!
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2/01/11 - $22.50 including money in changer -Jared
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2/07/11 - ???
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2/07/11 - -$10.80 stocking 3 12 packs of coke(36) -Nick (for the sake of completeness I'm only adding 35 cokes because I drank one, but am adding a dollar to the machine and not taking a coke.
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2/07/11 - $14.00 (not including money in changer) - Nick
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2/08/11 - $81.50 including rough count of money in changer - Jared
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2/08/11 - -$8.00 bought and stocked 23 Cokes and 24 Diet Cokes - Claudia
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2/08/11 - $73.50 including rough count of money in changer - Jared
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2/11/11 - $108.20 including rough count of money in changer - Jared
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2/15/11 - $143.20 including rough count of money in changer - Jared
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2/15/11 - -$25.75 bought and stocked Mt Dew throwback(48) and Dr Pepper throwback(24) - Jared
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2/15/11 - $117.45 including rough count of money in changer - Jared
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2/22/11 - $172.00 including rough count of money in changer - Jared
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2/22/11 - -$100.00 DONATION to Noisebridge General Funds!! - Jared
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2/22/11 - $72.00 including rough count of money in changer - Jared
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2/23/11 - $97.50 including rough count of money in changer - Jared
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2/23/11 - -$56.00 bought and stocked Mountain Dew Throwback(x23*), Diet Coke(x24), Coke(x12), A&W Root Beer (x24), Hansen's Mandarin Lime(x32) AND Huge Black Lawn Trash Bags for Noisekitchen(x18) (* one of the guys helping me carry everything in took a free Dew) - Jared
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2/23/11 - $41.50 including rough count of money in changer - Jared
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2/27/11 - $115.45 including rough count of money in changer - Jared
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2/27/11 - -$17.15 bought and stocked Sprite(x24), Diet Coke(x12), Coke(x12) - Jared
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2/27/11 - $98.30 including rough count of money in changer - Jared
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2/28/11 - $123.30 including rough count of money in changer - Jared
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2/28/11 - -$46.00 bought and stocked Mountain Dew Throwback(x24), A&W Root Beer(x24), Hansen's Mandarin Lime(x24), Coke(x12), Diet Coke(x12), Sprite(x12) - Jared
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2/28/11 - $77.30 including rough count of money in changer - Jared
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3/10/11 - $209.00 including rough count of money in changer - Nick & Jared
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3/10/11 - -$132.00 DONATION to Noisebridge General Funds!! (transfered to noisebridge wells fargo account) - Nick
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3/10/11 - $79 including rough count of money in changer - Nick
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3/11/11 - $87 including rough count of money in changer - Jared
  
[[User:Adi|Andy Isaacson]] $60
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3/11/11 - -$46 bought and stocked Coke(x24), Diet Coke(x12), Hansen's Mandarin Lime(x32), Squirt(x24), A&W Root Beer(x24) - Jared
  
[[User:Jof|jof]] $100
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3/11/11 - $41 including rough count of money in changer - Jared
  
[[User:Hephaestus|Hephaestus]] $50
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3/22/11 - $144 including rough count of money in changer - Jared
  
[[User:rachel|Rachel McConnell]] $50
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3/22/11 - -$23 bought and stocked Mt Dew Throwback(x24), Hansen's Mandarin Lime(x24) - Jared
  
[[User:Leif|Leif]] $50
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3/22/11 - $121 including rough count of money in changer - Jared
  
[[User:Turkshead|Shannon]] $50
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3/22/11 - -$80.00 DONATION to Noisebridge General Funds!! (given to Miloh to deposit) - Jared
  
'''Total = $460
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3/22/11 - $41 including rough count of money in changer - Jared
  
'''Minimum Goal = $500
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4/8/11 - $148 including rough count of money in changer - Jared
  
'''Difference = $90'''
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4/8/11 - -$53 stocked Coke(x48), Diet Coke(x24), Mt Dew(x36), and Hansen's Mandarin Lime(x16) - Jared
  
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4/8/11 - $95 including rough count of money in changer - Jared
  
==== How to contribute ====
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5/3/11 - $281.80?? (not including money actually in bill acceptor and change collector) - Nick
  
Not sure if this is the best way to do this, and if there is a better way im all ears but until we can find a better solution paypal me at knyck2@mac.com and record your donation here for record keeping, Not sure how this affects tax deductible status, but I'm willing to provide the paperwork to Noisebridge trustees to make it official once we get it done.
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5/3/11 - -$236 DONATION deposited to noisebridge account through wells fargo by Nick. (transaction ID #IBEFWPQXV7)
  
== Possible Machines ==
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5/3/11 - $45.80 left in machine for stocking (not including money actually in bill acceptor and change collector) - Nick
  
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5/4/11 - $84.50 including rough count of money in changer - Jared
  
Here are some vending machines I've been looking at:
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5/4/11 - -$14.00 stocked Coke(x34) - John
  
$300 from ebay | no change mechanism (pick up in hayward):
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5/4/11 - $56.50 including rough count of money in changer - Jared
  
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180603328756&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_500wt_1156
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(Jared has already spent $15 of this on Hansen's but has not yet stocked them nor reimbursed himself)
  
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5/18/11 -$25 (52 Cans Coke, Sprite, Mountain Dew) - PAID
  
Soda and Snack vending machine combo - $895 (San Leandro)
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5/23/11 -$12 (22 Cans, Diet Coke, Mountain Dew) - PAID
  
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/for/2124789232.html
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5/25/11 -$6.00 (12 Cans of Coke) - Eric - PAID
  
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5/26/11 -$33.00 (58 Cans Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite) - PAID
  
vending machines - $750
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5/28/11 -$20.00 (32 Cans, Dew & Ginger Ale) - John E - PAID
  
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bfs/2123813513.html
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6/6/11 -$20 (29 Coke, 11 Diet Coke, - 1 Sprite) John E - PAID
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7/5/11 -$192.15 Al S.
  
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7/23/11 -$99.00 Al S.
  
this looks like our best bet:
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9/1/11 -$63 Danny DONATION
  
VENDING MACHINES SODA&SNACK - $300 (oakland downtown)
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9/22/11 -$74 Danny DONATION (not paid in yet)
  
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bfs/2122304695.html
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10/23/11 -$14 (20 Coke, 6 Diet Coke, 6 Ginger Beer) - John E - PAID
  
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11/22/11 -19.46 (2 Asstd Hansens Soda) - Kaya W - PAID
  
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12/7/11 -41.54 (2 Coke, also purchased TP for bathrooms) - Kaya W - Not paid
  
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bfs/2121847959.html
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== Initial Donations and funding ==
  
Soda Snack Combo Vending machine (hayward / castro valley)
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=== Commited donations ===
  
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[[User:Nickthedude|Nickthedude]] $100 --PAID
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<br>
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also commiting to dealing with logistics, but looking for a volunteer or two to help with the heavy lifting and such.
  
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[[User:Adi|Andy Isaacson]] $60 --PAID
  
Vending Machine For You!!!! (tenderloin)
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[[User:Jof|jof]] $100 -- PAID
  
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/app/2118450346.html
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[[User:Hephaestus|Hephaestus]] $50 --PAID
  
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[[User:rachel|Rachel McConnell]] $50 --PAID
  
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[[User:Leif|Leif]] $50 --PAID
  
Soda and Snack machines for sale and repair - $550 (San Francisco Bay Area)
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[[User:Turkshead|Shannon]] $50 --PAID
  
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/for/2117064488.html
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Rafi $40 --PAID
  
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[[User:MCT|MCT]]  $20 -PAID
  
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[[User:citizenkeys|Patrick]] $35 - PAID (new lightbulbs)
  
Vending machines, warranteed, ready to install now!
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'''Total = $520
  
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/for/2122201280.html
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'''Minimum Goal = $500
  
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'''Difference = +$20'''
  
== Goals and Future ==
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=== Money Spent ===
  
The goal of this project is to generate money to support noisebridge as well as give clarity and an obvious way to support to noisebridge to the "walk-in" crowd as well as the noisefolk.
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$400 the vending machine
  
Depending on the success of the soda machine it would be nice to have other premium vending machines that vend possibly healthy snacks, computer parts, arduinos etc.
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$75 delivery
  
== Possible Issues and possible solutions ==
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$8.74 20 pack of coke
  
'''Problem:'''It is feared that any vending machine put in noisebridge will immediately get hacked. Not sure how excellent this would be.  
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$17.11 electrical timer to shut it off at night
  
'''Possible solution:'''  possibly a non-issue, can we post a sign that says please hack me gently? lol
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$20.00 (40) cokes downstairs
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'''Problem:'''How to deal with stock sodas not already inside the machine.
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total spent = $520.85
  
'''Possible Solution:''' keep it shrink wrapped, don't think it's too big a deal, plus don't forget, at least ideally this is more for the casual "walk in" type people.
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= Goals and Future =
  
'''Problem:'''Electrical usage:
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The goal of this project is to generate money to support noisebridge as well as give clarity and an obvious way to support to noisebridge to the "walk-in" crowd as well as the noisefolk.
  
'''Possible solution:''' a timer so we don't have to run the machine all the time:
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Depending on the success of the soda machine it would be nice to have other premium vending machines that vend possibly healthy snacks, computer parts, arduinos etc.
  
I have one of these and they work ok: http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=sylvania+timer&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=17676369476629548940&ei=oi4STeCEEILGsAOH8rXdAg&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=image&resnum=7&ved=0CDYQ8gIwBg#
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This article seems to be really old or very much out of date, and may contain wrong info.

This page seems to be describing a different vending machine than the one currently in the space (August 2021).

Wiki-tip: You can check its history to see when it was last edited.

This is the place to list any info about our vending machine.

This is OUR vending machine, yes!

As of July 2012 the machine is out of service. Something about it costs too much to power + keep soda/pop cold, or something. But the point is it's not plugged in and won't give you soda. So don't feed it your money. Feed your money directly to Noisebridge, instead!

Current Beverages and Inventory[edit]

As of 5/4/11:

  • Slot 1: Coke (27)
  • Slot 2: Sprite (13)
  • Slot 3: Diet Coke (22)
  • Slot 4: Mountain Dew throwback (16)
  • Slot 5: Squirt (EMPTY)
  • Slot 6: Diet Dr. Pepper (8)
  • Slot 7: EMPTY (Don't buy more Pepsi, people don't buy enough)
  • Slot 8: A&W Root Beer (2)

Use[edit]

Making a Purchase[edit]

Everything is $1.00. The machine accepts dollar bills, quarters, nickels and dimes. Insert money and make your selection by pressing its button. If the orange light is on it's sold out. If it doesn't vend, try holding the button in longer. If it still doesn't vend, then you can either chalk it up as a donation or open the machine to retrieve your selection.

Opening the machine[edit]

The key is on the top and the keyhole is right under the bill acceptor. This unlocks a handle which pops out. Unscrew that for a decent number of turns, then the front panel opens like a refrigerator door with the hinge on your left. You will need to lift the door to open it, and especially to close it.

Stocking the machine[edit]

If you open the machine door, there are 8 slots for stocking beverages. They are labeled 1 through 8 which correspond to the order of the 8 buttons on front used to select your beverage. Slots 1-4 are "wide" slots that hold 60 cans each, while slots 5-8 are narrow and only hold 34 cans each.

It helps to load in two cans at a time (stacked top to bottom) into each slot in order to be able to fill each slot to max capacity. For the narrow slots, each layer of two cans will stack almost perfectly atop the previous two. For the wide slots, each layer of two cans will stack atop but to the side of the previous layer, alternating to the left and right with each layer.

I've had one can get smashed up by the machine when I loaded a single lone can incorrectly last atop the stack. To avoid this, try to stock an even number of new cans at a time, so that you are always adding two cans at a time. If you end up with only one can for your last stack, just vend one can from that stack to make a pair for the top.

If you are just adding more product to partially stocked slot, you need only to stack it correctly atop the current stock. However if you've stocked up a slot that was previously emptied/sold-out, you need to vend that slot until something comes out to "prime" the slot if you will. (In other words, if you loaded something in the previously empty slot #6, you should take some quarters or a dollar or two from the machine and keep buying one until a can comes out the door. Once it's dispensing each time you can load back in the "test" sodas as normal.) Close the door all the way, lock it and return the key.

Maintenance[edit]

Purchase Support Info[edit]

We bought the Machine from Gary (not sure of his last name)

We have a 90 day warranty starting 1/4/2011

Gary's number:

cell: 510-300-4836 office: 510-710-9126

Service manual for our vending machine (Dixie-Narco model DNCB 368)[edit]

https://www.noisebridge.net/images/f/ff/S2d2btn.pdf

Lights[edit]

Lightbulbs are 5' fluorescent with a single prong on each side. Part # when ordering is F64T12/D. City Lights is the closest place to buy these. They are on Folsom between 11th St. and 12th St. Phone number is (415) 863-2020. Neither Lowes nor Discount Hardware carries this type of bulb.

Ballast[edit]

On January 15, 2010, the ballast that came with the machine was tested and found to work. Ballast is located directly underneath the drink dispenser tray. Ballast mounting plate is held in by three phillips-head screws


Hacking[edit]

Please hack this machine gently and with confidence. We'd like to keep it working and stocked so it can earn money for Noisebridge. Failed Hacks that result in us spending the vending profits to fix are not excellent.

Mitch added a connector to the vending counter which will switch 110V AC briefly whenever a can is vended.

The coin mech and bill validator may use the MDB vending machine protocol: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multidrop_bus

Actual Problems and Possible Solutions[edit]

  • Problem:Electrical usage
    • Is this even a real problem?
    • Possible solution: a timer so we don't have to run the machine all the time:
    • Possible solution: The manual seems to describe timer features built in to the machine. More research needed.
    • Solution: VendMiser... http://www.energymisers.com/ Turns the machine off when no-one walks past for 15 min, but will keep the compressor running at regular intervals so things stay cold. Typical energy savings is 46%.
  • Problem:Noise. And not the good kind. The "gets-really-annoying-really-fast" kind.
    • Possible solution: A high tech noise dampening leopard print slipper was placed between the noisy vibrating bits. Is the noise still offensive?
    • Possible solution: The source of the noise is the fan for the compressor. It's really hard to get at the fan to try and correct the problem, but Jared and Robert carefully slide out the compressor assembly to try and accesss the fan. We didn't get total access to the fan but were able to remove enough screws to bend some of the metal around the fan further from the fan region... this seems to have helped with the noise......for now.... We didn't replace all the screws and bolts for fear of making the noise return but they are inside the money bin in the machine.

How to contribute[edit]

Buy some drinks and either leave them on top and they'll be loaded in or if you're feeling ambitious load them in yourself.

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Money log[edit]

This is where we'll keep a record of the money 'earned' by the vending machine, the money spent on product, and the money donated to noisebridge and any other costs that come up. Please put "DONATION" in the list when you donate the stock of the vending machine to noisebridge.

1/17/11 - $65.00 plus loose change - Nick

1/17/11 - -$29.30 bought and stocked mountain dew(24pk), diet dr.pepper(24pk), coke(12pk), and sprite(24pk). -Nick

1/17/11 - diet dr. pepper(12pk) donated and stocked -Jared

1/17/11 - $39.70 plus loose change - Nick

1/2?/11 - diet coke(unknown amount) was donated and stocked - Anonymous

1/24/11 - -$3.00 bought and stocked Hansen's Mandarin Lime (8pk) - Jared

1/24/11 - Hansen's Mandarin Lime(x4) donated and stocked -Jared

1/26/11 - $105.35 including money in changer -Jared

1/28/11 - $123.85 including money in changer -Jared

1/28/11 - -$31.50 bought and stocked mountain dew throwback(24pk), pepsi(24pk), diet coke(24pk), coke(12pk), sprite(12pk) -Jared

1/28/11 - $92.35 including money in changer -Jared


1/30/11 - $106.35 including money in changer -Jared

1/30/11 - -$31.50 bought and stocked mountain dew throwback(36pk), coke(36pk), diet coke(12pk), sprite(12pk) -Jared

1/30/11 - $74.85 including money in changer -Jared

2/01/11 - $102.50 including money in changer -Jared

2/01/11 - -$80.00 DONATION to Noisebridge General Funds!!

2/01/11 - $22.50 including money in changer -Jared

2/07/11 - ???

2/07/11 - -$10.80 stocking 3 12 packs of coke(36) -Nick (for the sake of completeness I'm only adding 35 cokes because I drank one, but am adding a dollar to the machine and not taking a coke.

2/07/11 - $14.00 (not including money in changer) - Nick

2/08/11 - $81.50 including rough count of money in changer - Jared

2/08/11 - -$8.00 bought and stocked 23 Cokes and 24 Diet Cokes - Claudia

2/08/11 - $73.50 including rough count of money in changer - Jared

2/11/11 - $108.20 including rough count of money in changer - Jared

2/15/11 - $143.20 including rough count of money in changer - Jared

2/15/11 - -$25.75 bought and stocked Mt Dew throwback(48) and Dr Pepper throwback(24) - Jared

2/15/11 - $117.45 including rough count of money in changer - Jared

2/22/11 - $172.00 including rough count of money in changer - Jared

2/22/11 - -$100.00 DONATION to Noisebridge General Funds!! - Jared

2/22/11 - $72.00 including rough count of money in changer - Jared

2/23/11 - $97.50 including rough count of money in changer - Jared

2/23/11 - -$56.00 bought and stocked Mountain Dew Throwback(x23*), Diet Coke(x24), Coke(x12), A&W Root Beer (x24), Hansen's Mandarin Lime(x32) AND Huge Black Lawn Trash Bags for Noisekitchen(x18) (* one of the guys helping me carry everything in took a free Dew) - Jared

2/23/11 - $41.50 including rough count of money in changer - Jared

2/27/11 - $115.45 including rough count of money in changer - Jared

2/27/11 - -$17.15 bought and stocked Sprite(x24), Diet Coke(x12), Coke(x12) - Jared

2/27/11 - $98.30 including rough count of money in changer - Jared

2/28/11 - $123.30 including rough count of money in changer - Jared

2/28/11 - -$46.00 bought and stocked Mountain Dew Throwback(x24), A&W Root Beer(x24), Hansen's Mandarin Lime(x24), Coke(x12), Diet Coke(x12), Sprite(x12) - Jared

2/28/11 - $77.30 including rough count of money in changer - Jared

3/10/11 - $209.00 including rough count of money in changer - Nick & Jared

3/10/11 - -$132.00 DONATION to Noisebridge General Funds!! (transfered to noisebridge wells fargo account) - Nick

3/10/11 - $79 including rough count of money in changer - Nick

3/11/11 - $87 including rough count of money in changer - Jared

3/11/11 - -$46 bought and stocked Coke(x24), Diet Coke(x12), Hansen's Mandarin Lime(x32), Squirt(x24), A&W Root Beer(x24) - Jared

3/11/11 - $41 including rough count of money in changer - Jared

3/22/11 - $144 including rough count of money in changer - Jared

3/22/11 - -$23 bought and stocked Mt Dew Throwback(x24), Hansen's Mandarin Lime(x24) - Jared

3/22/11 - $121 including rough count of money in changer - Jared

3/22/11 - -$80.00 DONATION to Noisebridge General Funds!! (given to Miloh to deposit) - Jared

3/22/11 - $41 including rough count of money in changer - Jared

4/8/11 - $148 including rough count of money in changer - Jared

4/8/11 - -$53 stocked Coke(x48), Diet Coke(x24), Mt Dew(x36), and Hansen's Mandarin Lime(x16) - Jared

4/8/11 - $95 including rough count of money in changer - Jared

5/3/11 - $281.80?? (not including money actually in bill acceptor and change collector) - Nick

5/3/11 - -$236 DONATION deposited to noisebridge account through wells fargo by Nick. (transaction ID #IBEFWPQXV7)

5/3/11 - $45.80 left in machine for stocking (not including money actually in bill acceptor and change collector) - Nick

5/4/11 - $84.50 including rough count of money in changer - Jared

5/4/11 - -$14.00 stocked Coke(x34) - John

5/4/11 - $56.50 including rough count of money in changer - Jared

(Jared has already spent $15 of this on Hansen's but has not yet stocked them nor reimbursed himself)

5/18/11 -$25 (52 Cans Coke, Sprite, Mountain Dew) - PAID

5/23/11 -$12 (22 Cans, Diet Coke, Mountain Dew) - PAID

5/25/11 -$6.00 (12 Cans of Coke) - Eric - PAID

5/26/11 -$33.00 (58 Cans Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite) - PAID

5/28/11 -$20.00 (32 Cans, Dew & Ginger Ale) - John E - PAID

6/6/11 -$20 (29 Coke, 11 Diet Coke, - 1 Sprite) John E - PAID

7/5/11 -$192.15 Al S.

7/23/11 -$99.00 Al S.

9/1/11 -$63 Danny DONATION

9/22/11 -$74 Danny DONATION (not paid in yet)

10/23/11 -$14 (20 Coke, 6 Diet Coke, 6 Ginger Beer) - John E - PAID

11/22/11 -19.46 (2 Asstd Hansens Soda) - Kaya W - PAID

12/7/11 -41.54 (2 Coke, also purchased TP for bathrooms) - Kaya W - Not paid

Initial Donations and funding[edit]

Commited donations[edit]

Nickthedude $100 --PAID
also commiting to dealing with logistics, but looking for a volunteer or two to help with the heavy lifting and such.

Andy Isaacson $60 --PAID

jof $100 -- PAID

Hephaestus $50 --PAID

Rachel McConnell $50 --PAID

Leif $50 --PAID

Shannon $50 --PAID

Rafi $40 --PAID

MCT $20 -PAID

Patrick $35 - PAID (new lightbulbs)

Total = $520

Minimum Goal = $500

Difference = +$20

Money Spent[edit]

$400 the vending machine

$75 delivery

$8.74 20 pack of coke

$17.11 electrical timer to shut it off at night

$20.00 (40) cokes downstairs


total spent = $520.85

Goals and Future[edit]

The goal of this project is to generate money to support noisebridge as well as give clarity and an obvious way to support to noisebridge to the "walk-in" crowd as well as the noisefolk.

Depending on the success of the soda machine it would be nice to have other premium vending machines that vend possibly healthy snacks, computer parts, arduinos etc.