I need help building a device that register all signals from a electronic coin selector.
Today the coin device is connected via flat cable (10 cables) that talks serial to a controller card that controls a vending machine.
I need you to make a new special cable (Y-cable) or something that does not interuppt the default function of the box. And on that new cable should also be a PIC or something similar that is logging the signals that is comming in the flat-cable. The information is about what kind of coin is put into the machine. Maybe you can use some other output from the box? I guess the documentation will explain it.
* I have full specifications in english for the coin selector that I attach to this project.
* I have a box that I can send for development. Would be nice if you live inside EU for this sake, but not required.
I want it to logg the data in a simple format. Can you get more data from the box then save that too.
date = 2008-08-10 18:23:44
cointype = What kind of coin signal. Make sure the box really accepted the coin first.
static_id = a uniqe id for the box. I want to be able to change this in some settings file.
It would be nice if the PIC (or whatever you build) could log this directly into a internal memory. Then when I want to get the data I just put a USB memory into it and it moves the logfile onto it. When I take the USB memory out it creates a new empty file and starts to log again.
The file that is copied onto the USB must have unique names, so I can empty many boxes in a row and not worry about filenames.
What I want:
* A fully working device that can be plugged into a similar coin box without modifications.
* Build it from cost effective hardware. I want a price estimation for the hardware before I accept.
It must be easy to make more devices, and they must not be expensive to make.
* I think about 2mb of internal memory will be enough for the logging device.
* I want to be able to buy the hardware and make more devices efter instructions if possible.
* You must be sure that you can make it. Becuse I don't wanna send the box unnecessarity.
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I have experience with vending machines. Last week I finished MDB/USB interface. I'm from Slovakia. I can design it and prepare for manufacturing (gerber,..). Also I can manage producing of it.