When the visitor has chosen a color using the Wheel of Fortune, we still need to couple it to a ticket number. Of course, we can ‘by hand’ read the ticket number and enter it using a keyboard to the PC application. But since we already have a ticket reader to open the locker at the end, it would be even more nice to read the card by a ticket reader. And even better if the card would be dispensed automatically.
Sioux.NET on Track will be showing their layout at Lego World 2016 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The layout will be present on Saturday Oct 22 until Monday Oct 24.
This year, the layout will be controlled by 13 Mindstorms bricks (1 x NXT and 12 x EV3). Four visitors in a row can choose a color and the train is getting them in one run. New items in 2016: completely redesigned candy factory, candy crane with power chains, redesigned delivery station and much more.
Videos of the building in progress can be viewed at the Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/user/siouxnetontrack.
One of the items that needed to be designed and build, were the lockers for the Delivery Station. As described in the article “Engineering the new delivery station for Lego World 2016“, the lockers are (literally) the final part of the the delivery station. The lockers form the part where the visitors can grab their candy. The main challenge for the lockers was to design a door that would be appealing for the visitor. So, not just a typical locker as can be found in a gym or school. But what then … a sliding door? A garage door? A bus door?
Our Flickr page has been updated with some new photo’s of the Delivery Station for Lego World 2016. You can click on the picture below to view the photo’s or click here.
All years, we use a color selector device (we call it the PUI, the Physical User Interface) as the starting point of our track. Over the past years, the PUI looked like this:
In the previous article, I explained about the new Delivery Station for Lego World 2016. In this article, I will give an update about the progress.
For Lego World 2016, we are engineering a new delivery station. Some background information: in the 2015 version, the candy crane grabbed the candy directly. Unfortunately, too often the candy fell out of the grabber during the movement of the crane. Therefore, we decided to update the crane that it would pick up the complete container (with the candy, of course :-)). The crane update is already finished as you can read in our previous article. In this article, you can read about the ideas of the new delivery station.