The Mindstorms EV3 Delta robot will be used to load the wagons. A first run can be viewed on Youtube:
If you have two or more Lego Mindstorms EV3’s in daisy chain mode, it is not possible to use a Wifi connection with the EV3 as well. For our project, we need this functionality. Two embedded software engineers in our team are now updating the firmware to make this work. But are we going to be in time….? From a project management perspective, it is always wise to have a fallback scenario. But is there one….?
I wrote a small test program for the robot arm to load the train with two containers. Loading the two wagons was done in one minute, so much faster than the candy crane.
Have a look at the video and please share with me what you think of it.
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.
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:
A new video has been uploaded to our Youtube channel about the candy crane version 2016: