Making the candy dispenser

A project log for High Speed Candy Sorting Machine

Sorting candy by color, as fast as possible

Fabien-ChouteauFabien-Chouteau 08/08/2016 at 19:280 Comments

The dispenser is the part of the project that will extract one candy at a time from the bin. It's not as easy as it sounds. My design is inspired by other builds found on the web, but I increased the number of holes in the rotating plate to have a higher throughput. There is no good reason to use a stepper motor, other than the fact that I had this motor lying around for years. It's also an opportunity for me to play with a 555 chip to generate the pulse train (schematic).

Here is the build video: