THINGS TO USE I T FOR
1 . STORE AND DISPENSE CASH If you’re wary of banks, as I am, use your ATM as it was intended: as a vault. The cash cassettes inside the machine typically hold at least 1 000 notes. Now that $1s are worthless, I find $5s easiest to get in large quantities. Then use an app – I like Encodeacard – to convert account information into a 3D-printing file, and print yourself a debit card. 7 It’s an old-fashioned and cheesy way to get cash, but it works, and your money is safe. 2. DISPENSE OTHER STUFF First, cut a bigger hole where the cash dispenser is. Second, widen the rollers; keep the motor. Third, 3D-print a new vault door for easier access. Now you can dispense anything. 3. I NSTALL APPS At this point the sizable community around vintage ATMS means any app store will have a raft of hobbyist apps to choose from. They’re a cinch to install, with the caveat that you may have to find a cable for the data transfer. My favourites: Atmeet, for video-calling; Imnottherebnb, which turns the ATM into an Airbnb check-in kiosk (keys and linens in the vault); and Gridlink+, a microgrid command module ( see page 62).