Arduino units have been used for many purposes, however none as cool as what Ross Whehner did with one. Called ‘The Can Dispenser’, it uses a new ‘zigzag’ can housing that can hold a twelve pack that are held in place by a wooden lever and two clothespins. The elevator is powered by a system of pulleys and has a spring loaded trapdoor bottom that drops down to allow the can to roll into the white bucket at the end of the catapult arm. On the back of the fridge is where the electronics are housed including one Arduino, two bread boards, two PWM motor controllers, wiring for four motors, an IR receiver, and five touch sensors. All housed in a Tupperware container. Very nice job Ross! To see The Can Dispenser in action please play the video.



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