I have been searching for a solution to put a “light” vending machine. Most of them are big because they are designed to resist in tough and anti-vandalism conditions. In my requirement, I just want to transform a window cabinet into a kind of controlled way to open a window in the cabinet based on purchasing something. Let’s assume I put toothmaste in one side, chocolate on the other side.
For this, I thought of using SmartThings and smoe sensors to build this soft vending machine with following approach:
1-) Use a coin operated or credit card reader, which can talk in bluetooth to ST ;
2-) Use a keypad on which each 2 digits corrsepond to a specific object;
3-) When user types say code 01 , meaning he wants chocolats located in cabinet level 2 , the reader kicks in with price of 5 EUR ;
4-) User inserts credit card , makes a payment, then unlocks the window in the cabinet on level 2 of this glass window;
I wondered, wether we can reach this by playing around with ST and some sensors that have “existing” drivers and sceanrio can be bluit ?
Your thoughts ?