One day, on YouTube, I saw Colin Furze making a tea-making-bot and I felt like making a small one for myself. So, here's a step-by-step guide on how I did it and how you can do it too.
But trust me, the tea made by teaBot doesn't taste good at all.
Anyway...... Let's do it!
A side note: This project involves a lot of things that you can't buy (like - the stand / structure / skeletal, sugar storing container, etc). If you are a tinkerer, chances are that you'll have the stuff that serves the same purpose, but if you don't, no worries! Play around with cardboard and build a skeletal out of it. Happy tinkering!
Materials required :
- A stand / structure on which you can fix motors.
- A small cup like thing.(It's the yellow thing in the image which is attached to the DC motor. In my case, I used the cap of a glue stick.)This will store sugar inside it.
- Arduino UNO R3 - 1 pcs
- Adafruit Motor Shield - 1pcs
- Micro Servo Motor - 1 pcs
- DC Motor - 1pcs
- 6 X AA Battery Holder - 1 pcs
- AA Battery - 6 pcs
- Super Glue
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Step 1: Attach the Motors to the Stand / Skeletal
Attach the motors(servo and DC Motor ) to the stand as show in the image using super glue.
Step 2: Attach the Sugar Storage Container to the DC Motor
Attach the small container to the DC Motor with the help of super glue. It is gonna store sugar. Refer to the image for help.
Step 3: Wiring Up Electronics (for Me It's the Most Interesting Part)
- Stack the Motor Shield on the top of Arduino.
- Connect :
- DC Motor=>M2 terminals on the Motor Shield
- Servo=>SERVO_2 on the MotorShield
- 6 x AA battery holder=>EXT_PWR terminals.
! To make sure that you don't mess up +ve with Gnd, refer to the image.
Step 4: Upload the Code
Grab the Arduino code file , open it up and upload it onto your Arduino board!
Step 5: Getting Things Ready............
- Boil a cup of water.
- Add sugar into your sugar container.
- Tie a tea bag to your servo.