Abstract

The objective of this project is to design and build an FPGA based vending machine control system prototype using VHDL desig and modular approach. Vending Machine has its own comparative advantages compared with conventional purchasing mechanism; it provides better accessibility and practicality, not to mention anonymity and limitless purchasing time. These advantages become apparent in big metropolis city where the demand over practicality to purchase daily needs such as beverages and snacks is high. Vending machine is designed with the fixed control over its nominal money input and its product price and variety, due to the user’s demand. This control system has tendency to be static and hard to modify neither its nominal money input nor its product price and variety. Thus, it is proposed to design the decent, easily configured and modified control system by the user so that it can be applied respectably to the needs.

The FPGA based Vending Machine’s control system is designed using VHDL design and modular approach. This approach is held with the main principal of dividing the whole system into modules implemented through VHDL. Eventually these modules will be integrated and compiled using the Max+plusII software. The design runs smoothly on the ALTERA EPF10K10 development board.

Introduction

Vending Machine is one of the most practical selling device applicable in many countries. The history of vending machine began at 215 BC when a mathematician named Hero designed the tool for a temple in Alexandria, Egypt, to pour holly water if people put on a bronze coin. Basically almost every product can be sold through vending machine, include foods and drinks. Even in 1980 in Paris, the vending machine which sells wine, beer and liquor existed. In countries like Japan, with rapid development of vending machine, it can be found variety and amount of this device which sells clothes, flowers, milk, cigarette, stamp, condom, cologne, baseball card, book, bait, comic book, cassette, and CD, lottery ticket, camera and film. In many developed country like Germany, France, and Singapore, almost all of the train ticket selling is through vending machine.

In Indonesia, along with the trend of growing number of population and the growing activities and business in which creates the escalating demand over practicality, the presence of vending machine would be very helpful. Vending machine has its own comparative advantages such as practicality accessibility, not to mention how it provides anonymity and limitless time of transaction. These advantages considered significantly important in big metro cities and also in student cities, where practically in purchasing beverages and drinks becomes priority.

Typically Vending machine is designed with fixed control over its nominal money input and its product price and variety, due to the user’s demand. This control system has tendency to be static and hard to modify neither its nominal money input nor its product price and variety. Thus, this project is to design the decent, easily configured and modified control system by the user so that it can be applied respectably to the needs. The Vending Machine’s control system is designed based on FPGA and using VHDL design approach.

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12 Responses to “Vending Machine Control System Prototype using ALTERA FPGA EPF10K10”

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  2. THanks RYErnest…

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  5. hey hi .. i just want you to please mail me your code regarding the automated ticket vending machine you made, that is my minor project in third year so that i can learn something and could make soome advanced and introduce new aspects in it. Can you just please give ne guidance regarding the same .. it’s extremely urgent. Please help me out
    looking for positive response.

    Cheers
    Shalabh Agarwal

  6. @shalabh:
    you can download the paper here… http://www.4shared.com/file/79....._jipc.html

  7. Thanx a lot dude…. !!!

  8. Hi
    I cannot access to the link u provide for the sharing.. :(

  9. @aliza:
    this is the link : http://www.4shared.com/file/79....._jipc.html, its work…

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