Posted by Marc-Andre Bazergui (bazmarc) March 08, 2019 ROBOT REMIX #6 Share Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps Post a Comment
This is a great integration of the NXT, and the video is very well done. I think this design originated with Iain Hendry in Canada about four years ago, but I love the implementation every time I see it. Nicely done!
The design is quite an accomplishment, I'd love to see a wholly mechanical version of this...
I used the light sensor as I couldn't work out how to use the rotation sensors properly, if someone could do a tutorial, including gears, that'd be brilliant.
The whole thing was inspired by an RCX version I saw on YouTube.
REALLY REALLY REALLY nice work! AND it works!
I saw that too, and had no idea what that was. The way of releasing the marbles is very innovative, I would not have thought of that.
The only problem I can think of is if, perhaps, 90° of rotation of the turntable does not correspond to some integer number of degrees of rotation of the motor, there might be a slow "drift" over time. I can think of two way to fix this too: (a), fudge a few degrees every, say, 10 cycles or something, to reduce the drift, or (b) calculate the rotation off of a running continuous cumulative count, dividing by the appropriate integer to get the number of degrees to turn.
Great work.. It is amazing!