Help with a project brainstorm. Answered
I am building an automated parts storage thingy. I envision having a catalog of parts with numbers next to them. I enter a number on a keypad that corresponds to the part, and the drawer containing the part slides out* and the smaller compartment containing the part's lid flips open** and I enter the amount I took or put in and it logs it*** and notifies me when I am low on a part****
*How would I make it slide out?
**How would I do this? Electromagnets, maybe?
***How would it remember? Compact flash or SD memory?
****How would it notify me? Network to the printer? I think i would press a button that said "STOCK" and it would tell me what to stock up on.