Team Member(s): Steve Polansky, Brian, Alex, Dan, and friends
Title: The AutoBock
After a long day of work and school, the Autobock provides an automated means of pouring a refreshing beverage, thus removing the effort from relaxation.
There are two main components to the Autobock, sensing data and controlling output, both of which are handled by the National Instruments myDaq. When a cup is placed on the platform it triggers a photodetector which then controls a servo motor to turn on the tap. The myDaq then continually takes readings of the weight of the cup waiting for it to be full. When it has been determined that the cup is full the tap shuts off and awaits a new cup.