|NXT Bin Emptying Robot: Mindsensors SensorMUX
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|Author:||sparramc [ Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:33 am ]|
|Post subject:||NXT Bin Emptying Robot: Mindsensors SensorMUX|
This is a LEGO Mindstorms NXT "Bin Emptying Robot: Mark III". It is part of a larger project I have been working on, my "Ball Sorting Factory". A forklift delivers full Bins of balls to be emptied. The Emptied bins are then taken away to the processing facility to be refilled. Like the previous version, it uses a "Ball Repository" to store, mix and reload the Production Line with Balls when the "Ball Sorting Factory" needs them.
The major difference with this version is electronic. It uses a BETA Version of the soon to be released Mindsensors SensorMUX is a multiplexer which allows the connect of 4x NXT sensors to single NXT port. The Mindsensors SensorMUX can connect any sensor designed for Mindstorms NXT, both LEGO and/or third party sensors.
The Mindsensors SensorMUX is requires an external battery source supplying a voltage range between 6 and 8.4 volts to operate. View my article, "Power the Mindsensors SensorMUX from a 9V Battery" for details on a simple power supply derived from a 9v (PP3 battery) for the Mindsensors SensorMUX.
The whole "Ball Sorting Factory" relies on:
For full details on the Bin Emptying Robot – Mark III, please visit my blog to view the article: LEGO Mindstorms NXT Bin Emptying Robot – Mark III
For full details on the Ball sorting factory Project, including CAD Instructions and RobotC Code please visit my blog to view the following articles:
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