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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.


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

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

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

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...

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

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

Goddamn you (sarcasm). As if anyone is that epic! Keep up the skills that are less useless than mine (throwing cards, riding a unicycle, that sort of thing).

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

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.

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

I like :D