Eurobot: CDS – The Cherry Dropping System

This week we started with developing a cherry dropping system which can accurately drop cherries on the cakes.

Test of the cherry dropping system CDS.

This system is also designed to have a hopper mounted on top of it so it can hold 10 cherries in total.

After that worked well, we started to design the lift. We decided to work with a linear rail and timing belt to accurately lift the platform on which the suction and cherry dropping system will be mounted.

We also designed a form which will automatically position the cake plates when driving against them. With the two systems built we combined them with a simple attachment and are now ready to lift and drop cherries on the cake. This system also includes a limit switch which is important to drive the lift into a home position.

(author: Marco)

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