LEGO pick and place

Turn your volume down and take a look at the brick sorting robot in the video above. It’s built using LEGO and powered by four different NXT modules. It sorts differently colored bricks on the intake conveyor and places them on three output conveyors. The build is solid and was [Chris Shepherd's] impetus for starting a blog. We appreciate the pneumatic tricks that he detailed in some of his earlier posts such as a compressor, pressure switch, and air tank system. His advice is “build, build, build” and that’s what you’d have to do to perfect a monster of this size and scope.

8 thoughts on “LEGO pick and place

  1. I like! Pretty neat! Some serious backlash in the gearing of those motors/joints though – maybe an eye-in-hand camera system to remove the vibrations?

  2. I’ve always been particularly fond of the video of the ABB robot de-skinning a cow in a meat processing plant. I don’t think you can find it on youtube though….

  3. De-skinning a cow, now that’s impressive! I bet that would be pretty difficult, depending upon what skinned it in the first place. :P

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