OK guys I have 4 pictures of what I have in mind. The first is a picture of what the machine would look like before the shrimp are deposited in the main seahorse tank. The second is just a blow up of the first. The third is what the machine would look like once the eggs are deposited in the tank. And the fourth is a blow up of the third.
I have color coded everything. This design is very early, so don't hesitate to criticize it or offer suggestions they would be greatly appreciated! Also the scale is off!
First lets assume that both tanks are filled with salt water. Let's also assume that eggs are automatically being dropped into machine every 24 hours. (I have the plans for that machine as well, but I want to take it one robot at a time.)
Looking at the first two pictures.
1. The machine will hang on the side and very edge of the main seahorse tank.
2. The machine will be plastic and will probably be rectangular in shape.
3. The green circles
represent a pair of magnets one magnet on the inside and one on the outside.
4. The magnets
on the inside are supporting the purple platform
which has many large holes in it.
5. resting on top of the platform
is the yellow brine shrimp net
that will be used to collect the shrimp.
6. The green magnets
on the outside are connected to the aqua bars
also on the outside.
7. the yellow net
is attached to the red string
which is also attached to the red spool
8. At rest the platform
will be at the bottom of the tank.
9. Every 24 hours the brine shrimp would have hatched and a timer will signal the green magnets
to move up to the top of the tank. While doing this the yellow net
will collect the majority of the brine shrimp.
Looking at the last two pictures.
1. Once the platform
are at the top of the tank, the brown arm
will push the net
into the mainseahorse tank where the shrimp would be released.
2. After a few minutes the spool
will reel the net
back into place.
3. The platform
would slowly move back to the bottom of the tank for the cycle to continue.
There you have it!
As you can see this is all concept no real mechanics. I would like to know what you guys think of my design, how you would get it to work and any changes.