The last weeks were rather hectic. Finalizing our fully automatic train layout was just like a real project: strange errors, unreliable bluetooth, confused light sensors. We had it all. But we made it!
In the video below, you can see the layout working. From selecting a candy color with a candy ticket until the final delivery of the candy. A total of eight EV3 bricks and one NXT brick is used to control the layout. The PC application is written in Microsoft.NET C# and WPF.
The following image contains a screenshot of the UI. It displays the progress of the ‘order number’, which matches the number on the candy ticket.
The operator can follow the status of the software in a state diagram, which is updated on each step:
The layout will be presented from Sunday October 25 until Tuesday October 27 at Lego World Utrecht 2015. You can visit us there.