Arduino Marble Roller #4 – Video

An update on the MMZ Arduino Marble Roller project.  We got the mechanics in place and a reliable system for transferring the marble to the top of the ramp via servo motor.

Because it is the job of the servo motor to simply move the platform up and down as opposed to accomplishing significant amounts of work, we counter balanced the ramp with a spring to assist the servo in lifting it.

Eli does a great job explaining it in this video:

Arduino Marble Roller #2

Here is an update to the marble roller project.  We are using foam board and hot glue for construction.  This is a surprisingly strong construction method for prototyping and projects like this.

In the foreground is a new stepper motor.  Not sure if we will be using it or not for this project yet.

Marble Roller