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How to use Drinking Buddy v0.42

Aim of the project
  • Alert PTL when drinks are running low to restock!
  • Handle less coins
  • Introduce the use of RFiD in PTL to be used in future implementations
  • We are a hackerspace, we have to use cool stuff….money box is old fashion!
**NOT** the aim of the project
  • Control payments (The system is still based on honesty)
  • The magnet on the fridge only serves as a reminder to use the system and keep the inventory updated.
  • Monitor consumption and habits (except for Martin, I'm watching you, Martin. Always watching…)

How to buy an item

  • Hold the RFiD tag in front of DrinkingBuddy to identify yourself
    • A green light will turn on and a welcome message showing your credit will appear.
  • Turn the knob to choose the item you want to buy
  • Press the button to buy the selected item
  • If operation is successfull:
    • A melody will play
    • The fridge door will open for 5 seconds (be quick!)

How to buy an item if you don't have an RFiD tag, you forgot your RFiD tag or you don't want to be monitored

  • Locate the “cash” RFiD, located next to the terminal
  • Identify yourself using this tag
  • Turn the knob to choose the item you want to buy
  • Press the button to buy the selected item
  • If operation is successfull:
    • A melody will play
    • The fridge door will open for 5 seconds (be quick!)
  • Pay the amount to the cash box

How to buy an item without an RFiD tag **(Not yet implemented)**

  • Turn the knob to choose the item you want to buy
  • Press the button to buy the selected item
  • Insert the coins in the coin acceptor (exact amount, no change is given)
  • The fridge will open if operation is successfull

How to charge your credit

Method 1 (Using the terminal)

  • Identify yourself on the terminal
  • Choose the item “Add credit 10Fr.”
  • Add 10 CHF in the physical cash box
  • If you want more credit, just repeat in increments of 10 CHF

Method 2 (Pay by Credit Card)

  • Ask an admin (Achraf, Michael or Erik)
  • Please note that processing fees of 2.5% are charged by the transaction provider

Method 3 (Browser/Cash - still under development and to be approved by committee)

  • Go to the DrinkingBuddy page (only accessible from within PTL network)
  • Login using your LDAP account
  • Add the amount of credit you want
  • Add the cash amount to the cashbox

Method 4 (Browser/Invoice payment - ''still under development and to be approved by committee'')

  • Go to the DrinkingBuddy page (only accessible from within PTL network)
  • Login using your LDAP account
  • Add the amount of credit you want
  • You will receive a BVR (red payment slip) by email or by post
  • Please note that 2 CHF of postal fees are applicable

Limitations / Improvements to be made

  • You can only buy 1 item at a time (to be fixed in v2)
  • You cannot undo a transaction if you made a mistake
  • Cash payment with coins not yet implemented
  • The fridge door opens on any successfull transaction (food, adding credit etc)
  • View history of transactions (a.k.a where did my money go?)
  • Inventory administration (currently managing stock is done through SQL)
projects/ptl_payment_system/manual.txt · Dernière modification: 2016/07/21 10:36 par marv