Shopping Cart Automation (SCAn)

[Author: Regina F. Amistad, et.al, 2013] Shopping cart is a cart supplied by a shop, especially supermarkets, for use by customers inside the shop for transport of merchandise to the checkout counter during shopping. Customers can then also use the cart to transport their purchased goods to their cars. Due to widely used of technology, the researchers have been challenge to innovate a conventional shopping cart through Shopping Cart. The main objective of this project is to design an automated shopping cart which helps users set their allotted budget and monitor the item purchased through Light crystal display (LCD) that can be useful to the Supermarket and individual consumers have more convenience upon shopping. In this project, only those scanned item will be included as purchased items. The researchers used a bar code technology which was used widely in almost all supermarkets and have installed an SD card as storage of the price database connected to the Arduino microcontroller, if the scanned item exists in the database the item will be added as purchased item. The researchers also observed that most of the time it is not enough to be notify through monitor displays only that why a sound alarm


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