Concept - Containers (Stacked)

A project log for Pill Minder - Automatic Pill Dispenser

Automatic pill dispenser for the aging and forgetful

dthunesdthunes 04/02/2015 at 16:230 Comments

The last log details a tall, skinny, cascading storage system. This concept is a fat, short system that does not cascade. Each pill type is stored on a different level (in a veined carousel), with a shared shaft to add/remove pills. Unfortunately, this adds complexity, with a "shuttle" to access different levels (for adding pills) and possibly a second shuttle to rotate individual levels.

I was also toying with the idea of a shake conveyor, in this case vibrating a piece of sloped angle aluminum. Below are some renderings.

If I can control the orientation of the pills, I can make the containers more efficient. In this case, I made them about 1"x0.5"x0.5". In a 12" cube I'm fitting 500 containers. I was also experimenting with an idea to get the pill delivery shuttle out of the shaft at it's lowest position.



Things that aren't quite figured out yet: