Pool Table accepts Bitcoin with help from Raspberry Pi
UK pool table maker Liberty Games hacked one of their units to accept the world’s most popular cryptocurrency –
After a fair bit of coding we managed to get the Pi talking to a server which itself was talking to the peer-to-peer Bitcoin network, with the Pi checking to see when an incoming payment of the correct value came in. We also designed a web-based admin panel (run by a web server on the Pi), to allow operators to set the price per play and transfer Bitcoin to another wallet.
As the value of Bitcoin is variable (to say the least), we also incorporated an LCD display which calculated the current price in Bitcoin of the selected price per pay.
Check out some video of the table in use below –
The experiment was a success and the company plans to offer the feature to customers in the near future.
Read more over at Liberty Games’ Blog
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