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Arduino-powered ball balance machine Answered

This wood panel has the ability to move a ball anywhere it wants thanks to Arduino, servos, and processing. If the noise could be cut down this would make for a very cool installation.

Origamata

via Make

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robotkid249
robotkid249

10 years ago

Where can I get the code it looks really really awesome, and i would like to build it.

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zimbra
zimbra

Reply 10 years ago

I've put more details about this, including the processing and arduino code at www.origamata.com

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 10 years ago

Thanks for posting that, I'll put it into the text.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago

If you want it quieter, then you'll need an old-style plotter-mechanism moving a neodymium magnet around under a fixed board.

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

Not quite as impressive.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

True, but he wanted quieter.

..... <lightbulb>

Imagine a bar which served drinks in steel mugs, with a long wooden bar.

You sit at a stool, order your drink from the bartender, who dispenses the drink at the far end of the bar.

A magnetic system under the bar's surface would then deliver the drink to your place at the bar...

Put it down, hit a button to send it back for a re-fill...

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

...I like it... I like it a lot.


...Gotta put it down in the right place though!

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ii_awesum
ii_awesum

10 years ago

Looks pretty cool.  However, how is this an "Instructable"?.

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MechEngineerMike
MechEngineerMike

Reply 10 years ago

haha its not, it moke like 'look what i made'. but it is pretty cool

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Technically, it is a "look what somebody else made."  Fungus Amungus is a Staff member at Instructables (which you can discover pretty trivially), one of whose jobs is to wander through tech blogs and pass on interesting and cool stuff for the rest of us to see.  On more than one occasion, an I'bles user has taken one of these posts as inspiration for themselves, and created an I'ble as a result.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 10 years ago

It's not an Instructable, it's a forum post.

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imrobot
imrobot

10 years ago

if you look hard there is a MAKE: magazine underneath the machine!