Idea - Gift DASH ATM's to Universities

bluebit

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I believe it would be great to put a DASH ATM in every tech/engineering university, all over the world. DASH ATM in a tech university in INDIA, CHINA, HONG KONG, GERMANY, USA, etc

Students get to learn how to use the new technology, they can build their own DASH soda machine and do fun projects.
 
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we ether piggy back or go for dash only arm , depends on the operators of the machine (their choice)

I think we should wait with this for a bit
lamassu code is not updated and this is a big project and will take them some time

atm's are not cheap ! I do not think we have the budget to put atm's around the world !
when that code is done it is all about contacting atm operators and suggesting to them to update and implement Dash !
that will be a big job and we should concentrate on that , when the time comes
 
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bluebit

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You guys realize that all that an ATM is a metal box with a raspberry pi inside, LCD touchscreen, and some other electronics, that's it, doesn't have to be big.
 

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a friend sent me another DIY ATM vending only , no internet needed, and this one is Open Source running on Arduino
http://openbitcoinatm.org
https://github.com/mayosmith/openbitcoinatm

maybe someone can modify code to accept Dash

Cool.

They have these logos: bitcoin, doge, feather, and litecoin already. (see logos dir)

It's kinda interesting... I think this guy generates the images, puts them on the sd card, then iterates thru the images and dispenses images as needed. So... it is *COMPLETELY* offline during operation... I think. Neat idea. Most of the code is c code (in a '.ino' file... why) in this file: https://github.com/mayosmith/openbitcoinatm/blob/master/openbitcoinatm.ino

I cannot seem to find some of the files... like the SoftwareSerial.h file.

That printer seemed slow. There are some other thermal printers that you could stick in there that would be much faster. Perhaps hook up to RaspberryPi... aw crap... I guess I might have another side project... darn it!
 

darkred

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Cool.

They have these logos: bitcoin, doge, feather, and litecoin already. (see logos dir)

It's kinda interesting... I think this guy generates the images, puts them on the sd card, then iterates thru the images and dispenses images as needed. So... it is *COMPLETELY* offline during operation... I think. Neat idea. Most of the code is c code (in a '.ino' file... why) in this file: https://github.com/mayosmith/openbitcoinatm/blob/master/openbitcoinatm.ino

I cannot seem to find some of the files... like the SoftwareSerial.h file.

That printer seemed slow. There are some other thermal printers that you could stick in there that would be much faster. Perhaps hook up to RaspberryPi... aw crap... I guess I might have another side project... darn it!
Yep. He explains it in more detail on another page: (copying here for the lazy) https://openbitcoinatm.wordpress.com/btc-admin/

Open Bitcoin ATM transacts Bitcoin with pre-rendered QR codes stored locally on the machine. While there are tradeoffs, this approach has four important advantages:

1) Significantly reduces cost and complexity of ATM platform.

2) Eliminates security, performance, latency, and uptime risks associated with network connection.

3) Makes transactions very fast and convenient (no need to access blockchain with every transaction).

4) Allows for ATM operator to mitigate risk of Bitcoin currency fluctuation.

5) Mitigates risk of loss due to theft.

While the QR codes are pre-rendered and stored on the ATM, the BTC value is not. This means the wallet value can be updated anytime before the QR code is dispensed.

For further precision and control, QR code inventory may be time boxed (future dates and times) and the BTC value assigned according to the spot rate just prior to the time box. This is a convenient way to mitigate exchange rate risk.
 

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a friend sent me another DIY ATM vending only , no internet needed, and this one is Open Source running on Arduino
http://openbitcoinatm.org
https://github.com/mayosmith/openbitcoinatm

maybe someone can modify code to accept Dash

That's an interesting project.. However there is almost nothing to modify to make it work with Dash except logo maybe :)
All it does is it sells you QR-codes actually which (presumably:rolleyes:) contain QR-encoded WIFs (private keys). QR-codes doesn't care what info they store so I bet you can use "Bulk Wallet" tab on https://paper.dash.org, feed results into https://github.com/mayosmith/BitcoinQRMaker to generate QR-files (one by one, name them accordingly) and finally load them all to SD-card. Should work :)
Btw currently it supports $1 bills only so for every $1 you get 1 QR (10 QR-files per load by default but this can be changed in code easily as far as I see).