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I’m a maker, an engineer, and most definitely a dreamer! Roses are red. Violets are blue. I’m a maker... just like you!

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  • Automated Cocktail Drink Machine

    For cold liquids like like juice. Works pretty well, definitely could be improved though.

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  • Automated Cocktail Drink Machine

    A cork, with some hot glue where the tubes go in.

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  • Automated Cocktail Drink Machine

    I'm using 1500N and it works well. I don't think 100N will be enough. Often with linear actuators they use similar motors and are just geared differently. So you need to find a balence between force and speed.

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  • Automated Cocktail Drink Machine

    you can do a quick google search for lime slicers on amazon, such as this one: https://www.amazon.com/Norpro-Lemon-Lime-Slicer-White/dp/B001ULC9IY?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_1 That is the one I used, and it fits perfectly inside a 75mm pipe which helps guide the lime into place. Using a Y connector the lime can enter the side and the linear actuator can smash it into the grid below. It cuts rather well. In fact I just used the machine to cut my limes for some fish tacos.

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  • like i said in another comment, the cost of the project can be drastically reduced if you have some of the parts already lying around. E.G: an old pc - take the power supply and heat sinks. Scrap wood, use that instead of fancy wooden planks.Really, the only crucial parts are access to an Arduino, and linear actuators (can be taken from some wheelchairs). To be honest, the wood and stuff might have been the most expensive part for my project, this can easily be done for less if you have some scrap materials (or a junk yard near you)

    around $350

    I'm happy to see you're interested. I'm actually working on updating the Instructables to make a few things more clear and detailed - A part of that is explaining each line of code in more depth and clarity to those not familiar with Arduino and java (like myself before this project! :D) - Stay Tuned

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  • Sometimes the code doesn’t show up for me if I don’t have an arduino connected, maybe check that. But I will check it too and get back to you.thanks

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  • Yep, you got the idea. And thank you so much! Your support means a lot.Thanks,Camden

    You are correct in the sense that more viscous fluids take longer to pump. For each fluid it is best to calibrate the pumping time for each liquid individually. While the viscosity of the liquids I am using are very similar, here are the timings I am using for each fluid:(time for 100ml of fluid)Orange Juice: 7sTonic Water: 6.5sPinapple Juice: 7sCoke: 7sRum: 7.5sWhisky: 7.5sGin: 7.5sVodka: 7.5sand just in case, here are the timings to dispense sugar and mint using the auger system:10g of sugar takes almost 4 revolutions using the custom 3D printed auger. And using the common yellow motors found in many kits, it takes 4.5s to turn it 4 times.3-4 mint leaves is usually around 2 revolutions. And using the same motors this is around 2.5 seconds.regarding the consistency of these timings, they…

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    You are correct in the sense that more viscous fluids take longer to pump. For each fluid it is best to calibrate the pumping time for each liquid individually. While the viscosity of the liquids I am using are very similar, here are the timings I am using for each fluid:(time for 100ml of fluid)Orange Juice: 7sTonic Water: 6.5sPinapple Juice: 7sCoke: 7sRum: 7.5sWhisky: 7.5sGin: 7.5sVodka: 7.5sand just in case, here are the timings to dispense sugar and mint using the auger system:10g of sugar takes almost 4 revolutions using the custom 3D printed auger. And using the common yellow motors found in many kits, it takes 4.5s to turn it 4 times.3-4 mint leaves is usually around 2 revolutions. And using the same motors this is around 2.5 seconds.regarding the consistency of these timings, they seem to work quite well. Using the timing above, I regularly dispense liquids within 5ml of the target value. If your looking for something more accurate, solenoid valves may be helpful for this and other applications.Cleaning is also quite easy. If you look at the 3D model above, you can see the pipes where lime, mint, and sugar drop down are quite big. It is easy to get a sponge up there if needed. The top panel is also easily removeable. The tubes for the alcohol stay full even when not dispensing. It’s easy to thing of them as an extension of the bottle, and in that sense they also stay clean. But hey, alcohol is also a self cleaner - killing bacteria itself.Hope this helps,Thanks Camden

    Alrighty, I just got home and have updated the files. Thanks for informing me, it helps out a lot. Oh and thanks for the patience. Sorry I couldn't have helped sooner.Thanks, Camden

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  • Thanks for the support!

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  • Much Appreciated

    Thanks

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  • This is by no means a cheap project. If you look at the materials required, you can get a good idea. Each linear actuator costs around 40 each. ($80) The wood, acrylic, and pvc sheets around $100. I had access to two great arduino kits and various other electornics, but without these you can easily add another $100. Overall, probably around $350. But this can be reduced if you have access to some components already.Thank you for the support

    I am currently out of town, but I will update them once I get back. Thanks for the notice.

    Ill let you know when they have been uploaded, thanks again

    Ill let you know when they are up. Thanks for your patience

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  • Ya, Finding the pumps was probably one of the hardest parts of the project.I used these from ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-Mute-Oxygen-Air-Pump-DC-3-12V-90KPa-Micro-pressure-for-Aquarium-Fish-Tank-/173687335525?pageci=3d15f759-193d-4f34-b435-59029f493599&epid=8004651822I think they were taken out of old blood pressure monitors, so note they may be used, but they pack a punch and get the job done.Go ahead and have another go at the project. I would love to see the outcome!:)

    Thanks!

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