I recently started a thread about Money @ NB, mostly because of this idea out of europe.<div><br><div><font color="#222222" face="arial, sans-serif"><a href="http://betabeat.com/2012/07/vending-machine-art-project-converts-euros-into-bitcoins/">http://betabeat.com/2012/07/vending-machine-art-project-converts-euros-into-bitcoins/</a></font></div>

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Locally, there's nowhere to quickly buy bitcoins, and I think an Bills2Bitcoins machine would be really fun. Maybe it would even start a cottage industry within the Noisebridge community! Additionally, it could be an easy+secure way for visitors to deposit donations or members to pay dues. Here's the steps </div>

<div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><br></div><div style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><span style="background-color:transparent"><font color="#222222" face="arial, sans-serif">Ingredients</font></span><font color="#222222" face="arial, sans-serif">:</font></div>

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* Bill validator </div><div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">  (e.g. <em style="font-style:normal;line-height:12.800000190734863px">APEX</em><span style="line-height:12.800000190734863px">-</span><em style="font-style:normal;line-height:12.800000190734863px">5400</em><span style="line-height:12.800000190734863px">-</span><em style="font-style:normal;line-height:12.800000190734863px">SN1</em><span style="line-height:12.800000190734863px">-</span><em style="font-style:normal;line-height:12.800000190734863px">USA, </em><a href="http://na.suzohapp.com/validators/apex_5400.htm">http://na.suzohapp.com/validators/apex_5400.htm</a></div>

<div style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><em style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;font-style:normal;line-height:12.800000190734863px">* Arduino UNO </em></div><div style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">

<em style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;font-style:normal;line-height:12.800000190734863px">  (</em><span style="background-color:transparent;line-height:12.800000190734863px"><font color="#222222" face="arial, sans-serif"><a href="http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardUno">http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardUno</a>)</font></span></div>

<div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><em style="font-style:normal;line-height:12.800000190734863px">* An old linux laptop</em></div>

<div style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><em style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;font-style:normal;line-height:12.800000190734863px">* Receipt printer </em></div><div style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">

<em style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;font-style:normal;line-height:12.800000190734863px">  (like this: </em><span style="background-color:transparent;line-height:12.800000190734863px"><font color="#222222" face="arial, sans-serif"><a href="http://learn.adafruit.com/mini-thermal-receipt-printer">http://learn.adafruit.com/mini-thermal-receipt-printer</a>)</font></span></div>

<div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><em style="font-style:normal;line-height:12.800000190734863px">* Hardened case</em></div><div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">

<br></div><div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">Recipe:</div><div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">

<br></div><div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">1. Get equipment</div><div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">

2. Hack Arduino to talk to validator / printer</div><div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">3. Connect to laptop for internets</div><div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">

4. Put everything in an ATM case</div><div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">5. Weld case to Rubin </div><div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">

6. Profit.</div><div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><br></div><div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">

<br></div><div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">Additional links on Arduino Bill Validator hacks:</div><div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">

<br></div><div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">* <a href="https://github.com/pkropf/greenbacks">https://github.com/pkropf/greenbacks</a> (code)</div>

<div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">* <a href="http://techvalleyprojects.blogspot.com/2011/07/arduino-vending-machine-2-accepting.html" target="_blank" style="color:rgb(17,85,204)">http://techvalleyprojects.blogspot.com/2011/07/arduino-vending-machine-2-accepting.html</a></div>

<div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">* <a href="http://secrettweakerpad.blogspot.com/2012/03/controlling-vending-machine-bill.html" target="_blank" style="color:rgb(17,85,204)">http://secrettweakerpad.blogspot.com/2012/03/controlling-vending-machine-bill.html</a></div>

<div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">* <a href="http://peterkropf.com/archives/213" target="_blank" style="color:rgb(17,85,204)">http://peterkropf.com/archives/213</a></div>

<div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.800000190734863px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">* <a href="http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php?topic=125119.0" target="_blank" style="color:rgb(17,85,204)">http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php?topic=125119.0</a></div>

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Tom Longson<br>----------------------------------------------------------------------------<br>CUPCAKES!! <a href="http://www.cupsandcakesbakery.com/" target="_blank">http://www.cupsandcakesbakery.com/</a><br>
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