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How to build a whole room crane game. Based on the arcade style 'Crane Game' or 'Claw Machine'. This is a continuation of a previus instructable tit...
Materials: 6 - 8' J channel 7 - Big continous servo motors -- HobbyPartz --- EXI-Servo-B1226 1 - Roll of electrical tape 2 - Arduino UNO boards 3 -...
Frame: X-Axis - -The X-Axis consists of 2 parrallel tracks mounted to the ceiling about 9' appart Y-Axis -One track that is supported on either e...
X-Axis Mechanica The X axis has 2 motorized carrages Modify servos for continous rotation -Take the 4 screws out of the fron of the motor -Take off t...
The Y axis has one carraige. Make the carraige just like the ones for the X axis. But -- add a third servo, tapped to the bottom of the platform. T...
Tie a 8-10 ft string to the wheel on the third servo of the Y axis carriage Assemble a claw -- used claw from sparkfun __________ Tie claw to other ...
Slave X-axis board Cut a piece of proto board about 1x1" Follow the schematic to solder on 2 3-pin headers and 3 screw terminals (used 4, 2...
Master X-axis board - this attaches to an arduino, like a mini-sheild. This board had connectors for 3 servo motors (2 for Y axis, 1 for Z). It wil...
The Zaxis doesn't have it's own board. It is just goes to one of the connectors on the Y board. 1 servo opens and clses the claw, one servo raises a...
IR signals are send from a universal television remote control. The signals are received by the Arduinos on the X and Y axis. General steps: bui...
The circuit to recieve IR signals is pretty simple, as long as you have right parts! Mainly an IR receiver and demodulator. The IR reciever has 3 pi...
The buttons we are using are: up, down, left, right, select, and menu. DVD players usually use all these buttons, so program the TV remote to send DV...
The X axis moves in two directions. X-axis code: #include #include Servo XA; Servo XB; int dir = 0; int oldDir = 0; //IR stuff #include int REC...
The code to control the Y and Z axii are both loaded onto the same Arduino., So the code is all in one program. The Y axis moves in 2 directions, the...
X axis motors/boards things (carriages?) hang from the X-axis tracks that hang from the ceiling. The Y axis tracks hang from the X-axis carriages. T...
Give the conroller to the kids and let them go nuts. The whole thing does move a bit slowly, but that is probably for the best.
Here are some more videos.... This sort of shows that a claw on a string is not a very good way to pick things up! Fail to pick up Kermit Fail ...
A few basic things to improve: Claw is not great, probably just need more power to the open/close servo Batteries have to be removed and to r...
Here is all the wiring in one place. PDF and Eagle Schematic Probably has errors. *correction* - Zservo should go to D5
Here is all the code in one place:
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Posted:Apr 8, 2012
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