Perler Bead Robot Ideas

This was originally going to be a comment response to Tim’s blog entry, Scanlime’s Perler Bead Hopper Sorting Suggestion: I was looking at Scanlime’s 3D Printed Vibrating Perler Bead Hopper: and I was thinking how best to sort out the different color beads. I thought that if scanlime used one main hopper with the color sensor ([photo] & [sparkfun]) and one hopper for each color. There would need to be a way to put the bead in the correct... Read More

Getting to know the Thing-O-Matic

This post is mostly an apology for not having done anything blog-worthy in the past few months. As usual, life has been full of Things. Like Katamari Damacy. Kinda. On the technical side, I’ve had a few interesting ideas bouncing around in my head lately: 3D Printing. Seems like a space ripe for DIY innovation, and besides, it’s really cool. Other sorts of odd CNC machines. Like a computer controlled sort-and-place for fabricating Perler... Read More