September 30, 2014

Trampalino - the Arduino-powered liquid pouring system

The Arduino platform lends itself very well to many forms of automation, whether that be controlling relays or moving actuators and motors depending on a certain outcome. Another interesting example of this has been demsontrated by Savio Dimatteo who has created an automated liquid-pouring system.

Unlike other versins which use pumps and flow meters, Savio's version is clever in its' simplicity ... a straw is fitted to the bottom of the storage vessel, and attached to a servo. This servo can then bend the straw upon command and thus allow the liquid to flow (or not). This can then be controlled using a near user-interface with three buttons and an LCD. You can see it in action through the following video:

This could be fun for a school project, such as automated plant waterin or perhaps adjusted for other purposes. Either way, check out Savio's website to learn how. And for more, we're on facebooktwitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you're looking to learn how to use an Arduino with sensors, servos, LCDs and much more - you can't go past reading a copy of "Arduino Workshop -  A Hands-On Introduction with 65 Projects” by John Boxall.

Arduino Workshop takes the reader from having zero knowledge about the Arduino platform, electronics and programming and leaves them with the know-how and instructions on everything from blinking an LED, to robotics, wireless data, cellular communications, motor control, sensors, Internet connected systems and more. For more information including a sample chapter and table of contents, visit the book page.


Joel said:

One of my mates made something similar using your Arduino… perfectly measured shots every time.

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