Getting fed up with tedious self-checkout counters and long queues at supermarkets.
What it does
You shop for your items, placing them in your carrying bag of choice, walk through the scanner, and pay. Yes, it's that simple. On top of that, we offer complete autonomy, saving supermarkets valuable staffing costs, improving security by eliminating the possibility of theft while operating with extreme accuracy and speed. Queuing in supermarkets just became something of the past and with our friendly UI and overall customer experience, your shopping will never be seen.
How we built it
Front end web app, Java HTTP back end, SQL database with SQLite, Hardware implementations, Raspberry Pi, Laser cutting for the physical framework.
Challenges we ran into
Getting all systems to interact seamlessly with each other at the very beginning.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
A fully functioning system end to end, including user reception, scanning, and payment. Fast, reliable and secure as promised.
What we learned
Hardware and software don't always work together as easily as one might think, but with enough tinkering (and red bulls) anything is possible.
What's next for RFIDCheckout
The applications for this technology don't stop with supermarkets. It can be applied to a large variety of industries, in everything from schools and colleges with ID cards to charging import taxes at borders. By using RFID we also open up immense possibilities for use of big data to manage and maintain supermarket databases and analyse customer purchases.
Everything. We're going to take the world by storm.