January 25, 2013

Automatic Pez dispenser with Arduino

 For something a little less challenging than a self-balancing robot, check out this automated Pez dispenser by Hazim Bitar. An Arduino board takes readings from an ultrasonic distance sensor under the dispenser, and when a a hand or object comes close - a servo whips open the head of the dispenser allowing retrieval of the sweet. It's a fun little project that would be an interesting task to introduce younger ones to the world of Arduino, for example:

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