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May 04, 2012, 06:43:42 PM
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Watch this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhmZBMuZ6vE

I want a crow vending machine, exactly like the one in the video.

Can you build this for me?  I'll pay 40BTC for a working one.

I will want to escrow the funds with someone reputable, to be released upon receiving and successfully testing the machine.

It should be able to do all 4 steps on this page:
http://www.josh.is/crow-machine/

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I'll pay 20 BTC for a video of a working crow vending machine, verified with a sign including your username and "Bitcointalk"
Then, I'll pay 40 BTC to buy it from you.
And Inaba, also wants one (presumably at same price?)

100 BTC total for building two crow vending machines.
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May 04, 2012, 07:30:36 PM
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Shouldnt be to bad. 2 motors, motion sensor, some way to detect coin deposits(?). Looks like it has 2 separate reservoirs one with coins, one with peanuts, depending on the stage you can turn the motor for the door on/off or keep the coin reservoir empty. Well there are several ways to go about this and change/configure the machine for each stage. the last being the easiest only needing a motor and a way to detect coin deposits.

I think you should offer 40BTC + parts and shipping. You should say how big you want it too. shoe box size, PC case, or larger?
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May 04, 2012, 07:51:01 PM
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If you want to build one yourself, I have a few Arduino Nanos for sale. Cheap!

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May 04, 2012, 11:14:14 PM
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are you looking to turn a profit on this, or just doing it for fun?

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May 05, 2012, 02:14:03 AM
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The only thing you should be doing with that feeder is blasting the crows in the face with a shotgun. Like Norway rats, they are an invasive species almost everywhere, having followed the filth of humans, and displace native songbirds.

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May 05, 2012, 02:26:33 AM
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The only thing you should be doing with that feeder is blasting the crows in the face with a shotgun. Like Norway rats, they are an invasive species almost everywhere, having followed the filth of humans, and displace native songbirds.
I'm not sure where you are, but I never see too may of them around here. Just enough to remind you that they exist. They are extremely smart; they can be taught many tricks, and are actually able to do some limited vocalization like a parrot. However, they are also extremely vindictive, if you piss one off it will never forgive you.

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May 05, 2012, 03:00:03 AM
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are you looking to turn a profit on this, or just doing it for fun?
Turn a profit? How much peanuts you'll need to sell one day to the crows for that?  Grin

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May 05, 2012, 03:10:06 AM
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If you left it out I'm sure you would make money.  Google search says $56/50lbs of shelled peanuts. I'm sure you could break $200 a year in profit.

It's be cool if states could put these around in parks but I'm positive they would be vandalized.
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May 05, 2012, 05:06:36 AM
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every city should have a few of these

one for coins, one for cigarette buts...

it might not turn a profit, but it would clean up the streets  Wink

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May 05, 2012, 05:14:38 AM
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I think you should offer 40BTC + parts and shipping. You should say how big you want it too. shoe box size, PC case, or larger?
I agree. It seems the parts alone would probably cost more than 40 BTC.

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May 05, 2012, 05:57:44 AM
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If you left it out I'm sure you would make money.  Google search says $56/50lbs of shelled peanuts. I'm sure you could break $200 a year in profit.

It's be cool if states could put these around in parks but I'm positive they would be vandalized.

Put it on top of a building where it can't be seen by an observer on the ground. No one has to know it's there but the crows.

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May 05, 2012, 06:55:14 AM
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every city should have a few of these

one for coins, one for cigarette buts...

it might not turn a profit, but it would clean up the streets  Wink

Ahh, the street coins. Always an annoyance when I go into town.

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May 05, 2012, 07:04:59 AM
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That is really awesome. I hope you get this built!

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May 05, 2012, 07:19:49 AM
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The trickiest part will be getting the machine to differentiate between cigarette butts and twigs or leaves.

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May 05, 2012, 07:46:06 AM
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Maybe the differentiation could be done with a camera and some image recognition?

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May 05, 2012, 12:16:34 PM
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or via chemical comp

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May 05, 2012, 12:41:43 PM
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The trickiest part will be getting the machine to differentiate between cigarette butts and twigs or leaves.
Maybe the differentiation could be done with a camera and some image recognition?
or via chemical comp

Or plainly via the way coin-vending machine works.

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May 05, 2012, 01:31:19 PM
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If you left it out I'm sure you would make money.  Google search says $56/50lbs of shelled peanuts. I'm sure you could break $200 a year in profit.

It's be cool if states could put these around in parks but I'm positive they would be vandalized.

Put it on top of a building where it can't be seen by an observer on the ground. No one has to know it's there but the crows.
I had the same idea on top of buildings especially in the city. birds are up there all the time anyway and it will keep squirrels away as well. In your backyard you would attract to much wild life.

The only thing I cant figure out is how to keep the coin slot from getting jammed with other junk.
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May 06, 2012, 01:03:17 AM
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I'd pay for one of these, too!

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May 06, 2012, 01:19:31 AM
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Also reward the crows for gold rings.  Smiley  One of those might make your cost.

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