The Maker Faire workshop was a lot of fun, and many lessons were learned! On the plus side, I think that all of the robots went home able to dispense liquids. Yay! I am working on some tweaks, improvements, patches, and bug fixes. I will be uploading a new sdcard image, and instructions to write […]
The Cocktail Robotics Grand Challenge is Sunday July 21st, 2019. It is a fun event! You can register as a contestant, which costs a bit, or you can ‘exhibit’ your robot for free. There are cash prizes if you register as a contestant. Please bring a robot!
Please…if you have a better way to do anything please let me know. I· made it up as I went along… Assembly Laser cut case 2 sides 1 back, with the cutouts for the pumps and mounting screws for the Pi 1 front 1 top 1 dispenser/tubing management Detail of dispenser mounted on the back […]
Here is an Amazon list of all the parts needed for a Hello Drinkbot except wire and the laser cut frame. Here is an Amazon ‘Idea’ List. They include a 7″ touch screen as an example. I have tried doing some prototype cases, but so far I don’t have a case which lets you cleanly […]
I am a member of the Chimera Art Space in Sebastopol, California. It is an art and maker space. We have a nice wood shop, a good selection of metal machining and welding equipment, a jewelry shop which is fantastic, and relevant to my interests a 100 watt laser cutter with an almost 4 foot […]
I set up a Hello Drinkbot at a part we had recently. I loaded it with various flavors of Torani syrup and set the shot size to 10 ml. My Grandson Finn took over bartending duties and enjoyed dispensing italian soda’s for people! The peristaltic pumps can’t dispense carbonated liquid, so people would put their […]
I have not been writing updates because all of my free time has been me preparing for Maker Faire. There will be a cocktail robot making workshop at 11am on Sunday. Participants will walk away with a working four pump Hello Drinkbot. I have the laser cutting done for close to 30 bots (the workshop […]