Sorting Machine Answered
I am wanting to make a sorting machine for my autistic son, so he can learn how to tell different materials from each other & also different colors from each other. I know that there are a few things that I want in it & also a few things that I am sure that I will need but I need a little assistance on how to go about it.
I know that it will need a load sensor for the weight detection, & light sensors for detecting the color (I'm not too sure that is what I'll need), & I am not sure how to make it detect the materials though.
To give a small overview of how I want it to work is that he will place the colored block (he has some that are foam, some are wood, & some plastic ones) or a toy car (die cast) & he will drop them into a hopper that has a conveyor belt that will drop the toy onto a lever that will slide the toy onto a scale w/ a sensor to tell the color (or stripes) on the toy & also it will then be swept to the next station where it will tell the material the toy is made of & then drop it in the proper hopper. I would also like indicator lights to show where things are going to show him what's going on if he'd like to watch.
Can I get some help on this please.