Food stall mini project using microcontroller

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by kuannygohcheetatt, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. kuannygohcheetatt

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    I have a mini project which requires me to solve problems that occur in food stall . I decided to solve the problem of food ordering system. However , my lecturer requires me to adress to each of the stall when user order their food. How can i do it? I can only think of the way to do it , for example i present three food stall, then i will have to use three microcontroller to receive data from the user input to display on three lcd. Is there any sinpler way to do it? I mean like by using one microcontroller and i can adress various stall .can someone give me an idea?
     
  2. tshuck

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    Didn't I give you an idea when I told you to use multiple microcontrollers in your other thread on this topic?:confused:

    Perhaps you should define the use case a little better... How far away are these stalls? Do they need to talk to each other at all? How far away are the people making the food?
     
  3. kuannygohcheetatt

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    The stall is near to each other , but if i would to use different microcontroller for different stall it will not be economical
     
  4. tshuck

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    Okay....how near? < 1m? 10m? 1000m? What you call near I'd call far...

    Being that this will probably be over a few meters, you need to consider transmission problems...

    A few extra cents would be worth the scalability and flexibility of a modular system, no?
     
  5. Brownout

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    Unless you have 100's of stalls (whatever a food stall is) you should be able to handle it with a single microcontroller. Did you see the response about strobing the enable pin in the other thread? That's how I would handle multiple displays. If there are other concerns, state them in detail.
     
  6. GetDeviceInfo

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    For the cost of surplus thin clients, I'd be looking at a server/ clients over Ethernet
     
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