Build your own vending machine by turning any dispenser to accept payments using Cortana Skills and Bot Framework on Raspberry Pi. The Bot Framework is a platform to build, connect, test and deploy intelligent bots. You can use .NET, Node.JS and REST to start building bots with Bot Framework. Here’s the link to learn more about the Bot SDK. Check out my tutorial on Getting Started with Cortana Skills, Bot Framework and Raspberry Pi. It’s a gentle introduction and step by step tutorial to run Bot Framework on Raspberry Pi. Learning more about Bot Framework, I found out that you can easily request for payment. Set up your bot to allow users to purchase items, then it can request payment by including a special type of button within a rich card. Here’s the article: There are few prerequisites before requesting for payment using Bot Builder SDK.”