03 Sep '13, 1pm

Raspberry Pi used in new bitcoin-operated pool table

Raspberry Pi used in new bitcoin-operated pool table

Games room specialist Liberty Games has created a bitcoin-operated pool table that runs on Raspberry Pi. Next to the table’s traditional coin slot, there is a QR code and an LCD screen, which displays the price per play in bitcoins. Users simply scan the QR code and send the displayed amount to the owner’s bitcoin wallet address. The machine then automatically tips the balls out – they don’t have to be manually released. Stuart Kerr, technical director at Liberty Games, said he decided to give the idea a try after reading CoinDesk’s article ‘Will bitcoin ever be used for gas pumps, parking meters and pool tables?’ . He said it didn’t take very long to move from concept to finished product: “Actually writing the code for the Raspberry Pi wasn’t too bad, there’s loads of support out there. I just took a few things from GitHub and the like and changed them around a bit. “Then...

Full article: http://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-pool-table-raspberry-pi/

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