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Step 9: What I would change

There would be a few things I will be changing next year. Both from lessons learned and things I did not have time to implement.

User smaller fans: I would like to use smaller fans to start with.

Build a hopper: I want to be able to remotely release candy into the pumpkin so that I can have it be more of a robot pumpkin.

Add motion detectors: I would like the pumpkin to automatically detect people and shoot the candy at them. Using open CV or something of the sort.

Install a webcam: If I am already using a camera for targeting I would want to be able to stream the pumpkin as it shoots candy at kids.

Pivoting action on one fan: When you pivot one of the fan it changes the direction the candy moves out. adding a controllable pivot would allow shooting candy in a targeted way.
This is awesome. I would instead use it to hurl LED Throwies that are wrapped in something small, round, transparent and soft and hurl them past people when they walk by and have them land on black sticky paper.
This is awesome. I would instead use it to hurl LED Throwies that are wrapped in something small, round, transparent and soft and hurl them past people when they walk by and have them land on black sticky paper.
How fast did you shoot the candy?
what kind of fabric did you use? did you glue the layers of fabric together?
I used fleece. It was just what I had laying around but it worked out well as it was nice and soft when I would stick my hands into it.<br><br>I did not glue the layers together but I glued them all to the center of the fan. At first I was going to sew them to each other like you see with a buffing wheel. After playing with it I found that gluing them down one at a time worked well as I needed to trim them anyways and it was hard to find the trouble spots when it was fully loaded up.
oh ok i understand, did any small candies get stuck in between the layers?
I did not have any problems with them getting stuck in between the layers. I did have problems with them falling under the wheels before I added the platform to keep them at wheel level.
Looks like a bonnet from a high speed or orbital buffer.

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