Ok, this is my first message. I have never used any of the Arduino boards but someone recommended this for my project. Anyways. I am building a fortune teller machine. What I have built so far is an awesome wooden cabinet. With 3 plexiglass windows. What I have for the project is my "fortune teller dummy" a Bill acceptor, a ticket dispenser, Led's , speakers, and a few old computers ( I don't even know if I can use them for this project.) Well my grandpaw was helping me build all this and we got this far. But he died 2 weeks ago. I definitely want to finish this for him, but I want to make it the best now. We were just designing a simple oldschool one. Will one of the boards work for my project? I have money for the project, I can buy servos, more lights. Anything so budget isn't really a problem. I was just hoping one of the more experienced people could start me off on the right path. I have no idea what to do next and I have hit a roadblock. I want the machine to have a motion detector, so when you walk by it, it notices and calls out to you, I want lights, effects. Movement with the dummy. I want to make sure I hook up the bill acceptor properly to whatever it goes too, I want the ticket dispenser to work properly. Please help me. I am in such a rut. I just bought most of this on a spree before I even realized I don't know how it works or how to hook them up.
Thanks so much. Matt Wood