The Automated Public Distribution System is a novel approach which utilizes biometrics, Internet of things (IoT) and automation using Raspberry Pi3 for a secure, fast, and accurate distribution system. The customer’s fingerprint is first authenticated on a fingerprint scanner, and then a One Time Password (OTP) sent by E-mail is verified. On successful authentication, type and quantity of material is requested and chosen by speech/text. The system dispenses materials from storage with help of motors and load cells for solids while using actuators for fluids. Transaction summary is received by the customer and the governing authority via E-mail.

Keywords—Automated Public Distribution System; Raspberry Pi 3; Fingerprint scanner; OTP; E-mail; Motors; Actuators.