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Ping Pong Balls Launcher

by xicombd, published

Ping Pong Balls Launcher by xicombd Sep 3, 2012
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Summary

This is a functional ping pong balls launcher designed to be controlled by an arduino (or any other microcontroller).

It uses a servo to dispense the balls and two motors with wheels to give speed and shoot them.

Videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zeoNTXP-Yo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiz_cN2QWQ8

Intructable:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-controlled-Ping-Pong-Balls-Launcher/

Instructions

In order to build this you will need the following material:

  • Two servos
  • Two motors
  • Two o-rings
  • Two hinges
  • Bolts
  • Spacers
  • Arduino (or any other micro-controller) and an h-bridge
  • Ping Pong Balls!

On the pictures you can see all the assembling steps.

Have fun!

My parts and everything I needed to make this project were provided by Artica - http://www.artica.cc/ Thanks guys!

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Could these be developed into a Table Tennis Robot ? So to add different top and backspin and also tilt and up down movement to the head ?
What kind of orings did you use and what kind of motors ?

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