Currently there are many projects that are based on Arduino but really few are novel. At this point the project has caught my attention HardWino, a project that recreates a robotic shaker using some printed components and the Arduino Mega board, from the Arduino project.
HardWino is interesting because the prototypes and tests carried out indicate that they work very well and that it can become an interesting instrument for any bartender who appreciates himself.
Hardwino uses the operation of Arduino Mega plus servo motors from 3D printers
How HardWino works is simple and well known. On the one hand, this project uses the scheme used in 3D printers and on the other hand, the ends are not extruders but rods and supports that hold the shaker to give movement through the servomotors.
In this case HardWino has an LCD touch screen that allows you to choose the program We want it to be applied to the cocktail party, a simple interface with few programs yet but enough to demonstrate the interest and power of HardWino. Unlike other projects that are currently being developed with Arduino boards, HardWino is totally free and has a guide and assembly instructions posted on the Internet that everyone can access for free.
The creator of the project himself, Pierre Charlier assures that this project is not finished And that can give a problem, but it is true that despite this, any user can build this nice project and experiment and even improve the software or the project, adding other supports or turning it into a bar robot, for the most daring. In any case, the projects that can be done with a board like Arduino Mega never cease to amaze me, a board that was designed a long time ago but still gives good results. Do not you think?