I'm new to the forum and the world of Arduino. So far, I love it
I have a question which I need a really solid answer for. I appreciate it if you can help me.
I'm designing a vending machine prototype that will dispense a product after receiving a payment in coins.
The system needs to work like this: Consumer enters coins, the coin acceptor accepts the coins. Then a Servo Motor needs to turn in order to eject the product. A sensor then needs to guide the loading of the subsequent product. That's it.
I feel confident that I can design this using Arduino and the breadboard.
However, I don't know what the next step is. I don't think I can use Arduino's in my vending machine and have them operate for severals years trouble free.
So what do I do next?
Do I have some kind of micro controller designed or microchip?
I need a solution that will last for years without any trouble.