I made a crude drink pouring system today.. All it is is a soda bottle holder on a motor with stoppers. It pours the drink into a funnel which flows into a cup. It works but there is some leaks .
I was thinking of making a system where everything is automated. Have a robot arm unscrew the cap and then pour.
The bottlecap gripper will be a clamp style gripper .It can be found here: http://www.budgetrobotics.com/shop/?shop=1&cat=136&cart=482051
Here is the steps Im thinking of using.
1. Open minifridge using motor
2. Regular gripper moves along a track and grips the bottle.
3.Regular Gripper moves backwards and stops
4.Clamp style gripper is lowered on a second vertical track and grips bottle cap.
5. Clamp spins 180 degrees.
6.Clamp gripper moves back up vertical track with the bottle cap in its fingers.
7.Regular gripper tilts bottle and pours into cup.
8. Brings bottle up after a set amount of time
9.Master enjoys the drink
Total of 7 servos
Can anybody help me to make this simpler?
or any other ideas?
P.S. Im not using pumps cuz then I would have to clean the tubing.