I haven't decided whether to enroll in eBay's latest "international shipping plan." It appears to be a replacement -- or an additional option? -- for "eBay global shipping program" and "eBay international shipping."
In any case, here are the "International Shipping Plan" rates from the U.S. (not including import duties or sales tax) of "what your buyer will pay" for a few countries. (Others can be downloaded.) Weights shown are in pounds ("lbs.") and rates are in U.S. dollars.
I have made a lot of progress on a project of mine for my upcoming wedding and was hoping I could get some insight from this community. Essentially, I am turning a payphone into a sort of 'auditory guestbook' of sorts. The various inputs and outputs of the phone are interpreted and controlled by a raspberry pi hobby computer.
The project is nearly finished but I would like to utilize the coin validator so that if a guest put in a coin it could play a song or provide a clue (the wedding is puzzle themed). However, I have not made any progress in figuring out how the coin validator functions.
I understand that it is an aftermarket 'upgrade.' The original totalizer/coin chute has been replaced with this digital version.
Mars Electronics LPV226WE Payphone Electronic Coin Scanner.
I have attached a few photos of the coin validator and the electronics inside. As far as I can tell there are only three pins which I can interface with. These are located on the lowest of the three circuit boards (next to the black buzzer looking thing) and are accessible when the plastic lid is snapped in place. There are however several pins available on the topmost circuit board. The smallest middle board appears to have a strip of 4-wire cable that is cut (hopefully not important, but makes me think this might be a lost cause).
I learned a tremendous amount about phones and how they function from this community already and it has been a huge resource for me already in this project. I was hoping that one of you could provide yet more insight. Thank you so much!
I have several links to other similar projects that might be helpful, but I do not want to spam this forum with linking to outside sources as it sounds like that has been an issue.