Automated Teller Machine"
The "Monopoly® Automated Teller Machine"
No one likes to be the
banker in "Monopoly®." It's a proven fact. There's
always that one person that gets stuck having to do all of the
bookkeeping for the entire game, and that's never any fun. So
what if you could remove the slow process of banking completely?
Now the Monopoly® ATM can do the banking for you. By
hooking up the robot through a USB port and using the program that
comes with it, withdrawing money from the bak trays is simply a few key
strokes away. Then sit back and let the ATM do the work for you.
The ATM usilizes a gantry set up to dispense money from trays lined up
on the base board. The gantry is mounted on two sliders which
allow it to move forward and backward on the y-axis of the
project. A stepper motor and belt on the base board moves the
gantry. Mounted on this gantry is another stepper motor and belt
salvaged from an Epson® L-570+ printer, which moves left to right
on the x-axis. This is used position a tube that moves up and
down in the z-axis, which acts as a suction cup to lift money off of
the tray. A hose is hooked up fromt he tube to a vacuum, and the
vacuum is activated through a relay connected remotely to the computer.