Its the AMAZING, THE INCREDIBLE, VITO-MATIC!  Tired of opening those pesky vitamin bottles, counting out vitamins and sorting them for the week?  Such headaches are no more with the incredible, the amazing, VITO-MATIC!

Ok... to be honest... this build did not turn out to work exactly as anticipated, but it is a good idea that just needs some minor tweaking. 

The Problem:  To stay healthy, I take a lot of vitamins and various herbal supplements every day.  Once a month or so, I go about this very time consuming task of filling little ziplock lunch bags with each of the pills I take every day so that I can simply grab a lunch bag rather than sorting through a bunch of vitamin pill containers.   This can take forever to do with my limited mobility taking one of each of the pills to separate them into the little bags. 

The Solution:  While I was spending about four hours filling little zip-lock bags with the vitamins I would take everyday for the month, I had this idea for making a vitamin dispensing machine that with the turn of a crank would dispense the precise dosage of pills I would need each day.

The Problems with the Solution:  Well... my machine does work... sortof.  It does dispense pills nicely.  Unfortunately, sometimes it dispenses more than one of some pills, and none of another pill.  But I must admit that while it doesn't exactly work as planned, and it sometimes launches the pills like a gun, it was a lot of fun to use.

Card Stock paper
1 empty CD container
Exacto knife

Time to make: Aprox 1 hour

Step 1: Step 1: Create the inner wheel

Trace the circle of the CD container in the center of a heavy weight card-stock paper or piece of cardboard using your marker.   You will be making a pattern similar to what is shown below in illustration 1 cutting several tabs inward to just inside the edge of the circle.  Bend these tabs upward.  Next, cut a sheet of card stock paper to form the out side shell of this wheel.  You are essentially forming a paper bowl.  Glue the outside shell to the tabs of the center hub as shown in illustration 2.  Use tape to hold the shape of the bowl and let dry.

This paper bowl should fit inside the CD case and be able to turn fairly easily.  It it does not fit, you may need to trim the paper or start again.

keep trying darkrubymoon! <br>i've been looking for a solution to refilling my daily pill multicase but there's nothing on the market yet. if anyone is thinking about making such a gadget, here's some ideas to consider: <br>- a pill box with a rotating top and a pill-size hole on it does the work great. held up side down, it dispenses one pill at each turn as you move over the case compartments. <br>- a manual coin sorter, sorts coins by size. how about a widened version with custom slots?
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Put this in the body of the Instructable, it'll disappear out of sight as a comment.<br /> Nice make, a lot of design and thought has gone into this.<br /> But, you ought not to be taking so many pills - either you have a deficient diet, or you're wasting money.<br /> <br /> L<br />
Thanks for the suggestion... I plan to edit the instructable to put my little ad in after the contest is over.&nbsp; I probably am wasting money, but I've not had any serious hospital visits since been taking them... so maybe it is working.<br />
Good diet and you don't need supplements. You could swallow small amounts of elemental mercury and report &quot;not had any serious hospital visits&quot;...<br /> <br /> L<br />
Still working on the elemental mercury dispenser... don't have a good name for it yet though LOL.&nbsp; Merco-matic?&nbsp; <br />
It's a liquid, you could get nice droplets.<br /> <a href="http://corrosion-doctors.org/Elements-Toxic/Mercury-medical.htm" rel="nofollow">Merco-matic</a> sounds good, I don;t think I could better that.<br /> <br /> L<br />
didnt u mean minor &quot;tweaking&quot; in the intro? :)<br />
Hahahah Yes... I did mean tweaking.&nbsp; Though tweeting might be a cool modification LOL<br />
XD<br />
Nah, I&nbsp;think the author going to add a circuit to connect to Twitter every time they take a vitamin :-)<br />
so it will go &quot;Pills here!&quot; every time XD<br />

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