Sunday, January 15, 2012

Week TechVideo, 2012 #02 - Domino Bot

Peter Ehrlich made this interesting robot to stand up lines of dominos (one of a kind).
It was programed with leJOS, a Java programming language for LEGO MINDSTORMS (NXJ).

Some characteristics of this robot, include:
  • Accurate domino placement in lines and arcs, of any length and radius.
  • Sound sensor to "hear" domino fall.
  • Custom line shapes via text file.
  • On-screen line selection.

Fairly precise and effective!
It looks like great fun can came out of this.


Tobbe Arnesson said...

Nice but a tad overcomplicated. Matthias Wendel has made a KISS-solution (even if it can't handle turns - but a wee bit of NXT would solve that).

See it on YouTube and read about it here.

Fernando Correia said...

@Tobbe Arnesson,

Yes I know. This one is already a classic considering the number of views. :)
But I didn't like the motor... :D

The load/feeding principle is however very simple and effective.

Fernando Correia said...

BTW: The link for the documentation is not working.

Tobbe Arnesson said...

Ooops, my bad. Here's the documentation.

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