Craig Hissett
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Store Customer Counter

An automated counter system to track customers entering and exiting a premises, and alert the queue when they can enter.

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Store Customer Counter

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Arduino Nano R3
Arduino Nano R3
To read all sensors and track numbers of customers
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ELEGOO HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Distance Sensor Kits
ELEGOO HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Distance Sensor Kits
Used to track customer flow. 2 for the store entrance, 2 for exit. The order in which they are triggered will determine the direction they are moving, in or out.
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ELEGOO 4 Channel DC 5V Relay Module with Optocoupler
ELEGOO 4 Channel DC 5V Relay Module with Optocoupler
Used for output. This allows store owners to attach red/green lights to indicate to the customers
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RFID reader (generic)
Used to allow staff members to scan their card and pass the sensors without affecting the customer count
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Arduino MKR WiFi 1010
Arduino MKR WiFi 1010
Use in place of the Nano to enable the use of a web GUI for setting total counts.
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Software apps and online services

Arduino IDE
Arduino IDE
Used to program the Arduino Nano

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Schematics

Rough breadboard mockup

A simple breadboard setup for cresting the core function of the device. two groups of two sensors to track the direction of customers passing two entrances and in which direction. Next, we will add the RFID reader in

Code

GitHub Repository

GitHub Repo for the project. Code development will be ongoing

Credits

Craig Hissett

Craig Hissett

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