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New experiments using ‘shape memory alloy’ for pick and place feeders – driven by an Adafruit Boarduino!

New experiments using ‘shape memory alloy’ for pick and place feeders – driven by an Adafruit Boarduino!


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2 Comments

  1. Interesting hack (SMA is fun!), but why? Are the normal feeder mechanisms not working well?

  2. @Solarbotics: I believe you’ve got those things flipped around… the SMA is performing that task just to provide a visual demonstration of the fact that it can, not to demonstrate a task at which it’s better than previous methods…

    That being said, can I immediately purchase a fairly large amount of this SMA? I have known that a “memory material” was the missing ingredient for something I’ve long wanted to create but never came up with an alternative technique that used only components that were actually available (in my orbit, being a person with a strange deficiency when it comes to hands-on technical tasks, regardless of whether I could parse them adequately in a computerized abstraction hehe). I’m lucky enough to have a couple of friends and collaborators who are proficient in electronics nowadays so I hope your answer is, “follow this link and hit add to cart.”

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