Raspberry PI MDB MASTER/slave and EXECUTIVE interface (PICOVEND GIGA)

Raspberry Pi to MDB master, MDB slave and Executive vending interfaceRaspberry PI MDB MASTER/SLAVE and EXECUTIVE interface (PICOVEND GIGA)

Tested with Raspberry Pi 2, Raspberry Pi 3B, Raspberry Pi 3B+, Raspberry Pi Zero WH, Orange Pi Lite, Orange Pi Zero. Can be used also with other Raspberry Pi 40pin compatible SBC. Also it is providing mounting holes to mount Raspberry Pi and Orange Pi devices on the board. Optional enclosure can be delivered on demand, also mounting elements (polyamide risers, screws and nuts, etc.)

The picture may differ. Package includes PICOVEND GIGA board, 40pin flat cable, full VMC and perihperals connecting cable for your selected working mode.

This project can be also purchased (schematics, PCB design and software) by the customers that want to manufacture it on their own for internal projects, pricing and conditions are available on request.

Package does not include enclosure, mounting elements, Raspberry Pi or ccTalk cable, which are optional. The device may be, also, used to analyze the connection between vending machine and payment systems, making from a Raspberry Pi a powerfull vending machine development tool.

This interface was developed to integrate together the functions of RASPIVEND DIRECT and RASPISLAVE devices, offering, in the same time an extra Executive to MDB bridge working mode. It offers the following working modes:

  • MDB master to Raspberry Pi and compatible SBC - that can control one bill validator, one coin acceptor/changer and two cashless devices.
  • MDB slave to Raspberry Pi and compatible SBC - that can be connected to any MDB vending machine to provide cashless functionality.
  • Executive to MDB peripheral bridge to Raspberry Pi and compatible SBC - that can connect MDB payment systems to any Executive vending machine. Supports one bill validator, one coin acceptor/changer and one cashless device. It supports both Executive price configurations and can be used to implement telemetry and remote cashless payments, by connecting Raspberry Pi to your back-end. Also, you can remotely manage prices and vending options (single/multi vend, maximum credit, maximum change, force vend, etc.)
    In this mode, the interface can also work standalone or can be used to upgrade vending machines to MDB or to upgrade/retrofit vending machines to touchscreen.
MDB master working mode - manual For firmware starting with 2018-05-15
MDB master working mode - demo application For firmware starting with 2018-05-15
MDB slave working mode - manual For firmware starting with 2018-05-15
MDB slave working mode - demo application For firmware starting with 2018-05-15
Executive to MDB working mode - manual For firmware starting with 2018-05-15
Executive to MDB working mode - demo application For firmware starting with 2018-05-15