Carousel in progress, circuit board on the way!

A project log for Vendotron

A vending machine that allows purchases of items via mobile phone or bitcoin

mike-machadoMike Machado 07/23/2016 at 00:140 Comments

All the wood for the carousel has been laser cut. All the layers except for the final layer have been glued together.

Also, I completed the circuit design and sent a board design off to OSHPark to have fabricated. On the breadboard I was able to get the AccelStepper library functioning using the pololu stepper drivers in order to test the acceleration. This is key because the carousel is fairly heavy so in order to spin it, it has to start out slow and then get up to speed.

Next week I should be able to complete the frame and have the gear system setup.