I have written a small test program for picking up a container from a pre-defined place. It is still a bit slow, but it works.
For 2017, we are building a robot arm with 6 degrees of freedom.
As you can read in the first article about the Ticket Dispenser Unit (click here for the article), the version for Lego World 2016 a ‘fast build’. Nevertheless, it worked almost flawless. Almost … sometimes the card was not transported to the end. With just some small modifications, it works even better now.
A video impression of our layout at Lego World Utrecht 2016 has been uploaded to our Youtube channel.
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.