Need a table top that can push stuff upp in the air Answered
Okay so i need some help with a prop for a photographing stuff in mid air.
I need a device (flat surface) that I can place objects on and it will shoot them up in the air.
Imagine a bowl of popcorn or a pair of glasses with water in them flying up in the air etc.
I will then have sensors that will trigger the camera at the right time. (these devices and system I already have)
My dream would be to be able to control this "jump table" device thru a simple solenoid valve. (12v)
So my rough plan is to have to sheets of wood 40cmx50cm about 1cm thick.
Next is to have a pneumatic cylinder in between these two that will push the top plate up and down.
I probably need some sort of guides in the corners of the plates so it moves correctly.
The pneumatic cylinder will be controlled by a solenoid valve, the solenoid valve i hope to turn on/off with a 12v power supply.
The easiest solution for air source would be a co2 cartridge.But if that's to much pressure for the components maybe a cheaper air compressor in a smaller size is usable ?
So what im looking for in general advice in terms of pressure and pneumatic cylinders, which i do not have any experience with.
This video pretty much has the basic components i need i guess ?
Any general advice what to look out for when choosing components and air source ?