Vending machine with credit card processing?

Has anyone found a good solution for making a vending machine. I see some coin validators that look interesting and could then use and Arduino for a dispensing mechanism. However, has there been any info on a bill validator and/or a credit card processor for higher priced items?

Could a cell phone with a Square or PayPal reader process a CC and then send a command to the Arduino to dispense a product?

Any thoughts would be helpful.

Dan

The CC transaction would require connection with the bank to validate the acct and PIN. Have you contacted your bank to see their requirements?

Weedpharma

weedpharma:
The CC transaction would require connection with the bank to validate the acct and PIN. Have you contacted your bank to see their requirements?

And their charges. CC transactions aren't free.

process a CC you need CC gateway, there are tons of them. Every of them have API (application programming interface).

sonnyyu:
The list of programming language Yun/Yun Shield supports:

  • Erlang (a general-purpose concurrent, garbage-collected programming language and runtime system)
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Lua
  • PHP
  • Perl
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • 4th (an imperative stack-based computer programming language and programming environment)
  • eggdrop (Eggdrop is a popular IRC bot and the oldest still in active development)
  • sigscheme (SigScheme is a R5RS Scheme interpreter for embedded use.)
  • slsh (Interpreter for S-Lang scripts)
  • tcl (Tool Command Language)
  • vala (C-sharp like language for the GObje)
  • C
  • C++
  • MIPS Assembly Language
  • Shell Scripts
  • Fortran

Use Arduino Yun / Yun Shield will does trick.

Use Arduino Yun / Yun Shield will does trick.

Once you've gotten the CC number. No one is going to type their CC number into a vending machine.

PaulS:
Once you've gotten the CC number. No one is going to type their CC number into a vending machine.

No need type CC number.

Connect

  • Magnetic strip credit card reader
  • The ISO/IEC 7810 and ISO/IEC 7816 (IC card) Reader
  • RFID Credit Card Reader

with Yun/Yun shield to read CC number.

dependent transaction amount, AVS (Address Verification System) might be needed for an additional security layers. Has keypad to ask user key in billing zip code.