Automatic Clothes Folding Machine

This is an automatic clothes folding machine. The followings are the steps to create it.

Supplies:

Supplies (outward appearance):

  1. 2-3 big cardboard
  2. A glue gun
  3. Double sided tape
  4. 1 hard cardboard

Supplies (Circuit):

  • 14 wires
  • 1k resistance
  • 3 servo motor
  • 2 9x9 aluminum sheet
  • 1 Arduino Leonardo board

Step 1: Program

Copy the attached program, use it to create your automatic clothes folding machine. The information you need is written in the attached program.

Step 2: Circuit

Follow the circuit above

  • Connect the servo motors on to the Arduino board
  • Connect the button with the 1k resistance (the resistance I use is the blue one, the picture above show the yellow one because the program only have this type of resistance) on to the Arduino board

Step 3: Cut the Cardboard- the Folding Board

This cardboard is for the folding board.

  1. Cut the cardboard into a rectangle / The size of the folding board: Width: 78cm / Length: 54
  2. Divide the cardboard into 4 parts / left&right - width: 22.5cm length:54 / up&down: width: 24.5 length:54
    • Note: follow the red lines and cut the board

Step 4: Cut the Cardboard / Hard Cardboard

The needed cardboard in this step is for the base of the folding machine

  1. Cut the cardboard into a rectangle / The size of the base: Width: 78cm / Length: 54
  2. Cut the cardboard into four thinner rectangles /
    • Width for all four sides: 4cm
    • Length is the same as the length and width that the base cardboard has
  3. Stick (with a glue gun) the four thinner cardboards around the base
  4. Cut the hard cardboard into three pieces / The size of the three hard cardboard: length: 7cm / Width: 4cm
  5. Stick (with a glue gun) the three hard cardboards at the center at the base. The distance between the left and right hard cardboard is 24cm

Step 5: Cut the Aluminum Sheet

  1. Cut the aluminum sheet into 6 pieces - the size of the 6 aluminum sheets: length: 10cm / width: 1.8cm
  2. stick two pieces of the aluminum sheets together
    • Note: You'll have a total of 3 long aluminum sheets
  3. Cut three small pieces of cardboard ( the length should not be longer than the sides of the base)

Step 6: Stick the Aluminum Sheet on to Servo Motor

  1. Stick the aluminum sheet on to the circular platform on the servo motor.
    • Note: make sure to stick your aluminum sheet on the right place so that it won't get stuck while it starts spinning

Step 7: Stick the Servo Motor on the Hard Cardboard

  1. Stick the small cardboard on the hard cardboard
    • Note: leave half of the cardboard above the hard cardboard so that later on the servo motor can be stick on it
  2. Stick half of the servo motor on the hard cardboard and stick the other half on the small cardboard
  • NOTE: repeat all steps above three times (because there are three servo motor)

Step 8: Stick All Three Servo Motor

  1. Stick all three servo motor on the hard cardboard respectively on the left, right, and bottom of the hard cardboard
  2. Place the Arduino board below the servo motors ( the middle lower part of the base)

Step 9: Stick the Button

  1. Cut a circular hole on the cardboard that fits the size of the button.
  2. squeeze the hot melt adhesive around the cutted circular shape and place the circular part of the button on it.
    • Note: insert the button from the inside of the base and then stick on the cut circular shape

Step 10: A Hole for the USB Line

Cut a hole for the USB line so that it can be pulled out of the machine and connect to the power source

Step 11: Place Cardboard on the Hardboard

  1. cut a rectangle cardboard that fits the size of the rectangle that the hard cardboard form.
  2. cut two smaller rectangle cardboard that fit the width of the shape that the hard cardboard form.
  3. stick two smaller rectangle cardboards in the top and bottom of the shape that the hard cardboard form.
  4. stick (use double-sided tape) the rectangle cardboard on top of the shape that the hard cardboard form.

Step 12: Place the Folding Board on the Base

Place the folding board on the base - Stick the top middle piece of the folding board on the rectangle cardboard that you cut on the previous step.

Finish !!!

Step 13: Video

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