Vending machine electronics

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roctavio

Joined Sep 7, 2017
6
Hy I am new here. If possible I would like to ask for your help. I need to understand basic electronics of vending machines.
Could you please tell me where should I start and what topics should I look into?
I am not looking to become an engineer, but I need to learn the basics to be able to comunicate with one.
Thanks for any help!
 

WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
25,904
Apparently most vending machines use a communications protocol known as MDB (Multi-Drop Bus), which is an open standard. You might want to download that document and get familiar with it.
 

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roctavio

Joined Sep 7, 2017
6
Seems you have a decision to make.
A) Sell a delicious $3 baguette from a commercially available vending machine, or,
B) Sell a $0.50 wonder bread loaf from a machine that doesn't exist yet.
I dont know where you live but where I live that wonder bread type cost around 4.1 Us dollars per 670 grams, if bought at a supermarket chain.
 
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