I wish to start my vending business, but none of the existing vending machines fit my needs. So, I need to choose the "brains" to my vending machine under current development.
The user experience of my vending machine will be:
User change their products on touchscreen display (firegox open rails application running in the "brains"), insert moneys, after that products will be returned to the user and notification (json query) will be send to it saas.
There are requirements:
- Popular (I want to use a widely used computer for better support)
- Debian-like or CentOs like system (easy to develop rails apps on them)
- Big count of GPIOs
- Working with touch-screen and large display (at least 15")
- Working with mdb protocol (for currency detector needs)
So, I need your hints. It seems that BeagleBone is more powerful then Raspberry Pi, but there is one problem: It doesn't support many of the video outputs. Is there any solution to make good video output on BeagleBone? Do other such computers exist?