We’ve built an Arduino + Raspberry Pi powered robotic bartender before, but it mixed drinks too slow to be practical. We want to build a new version which is faster, more accurate, and can mix more than one drink at a time. In this series, we plan to show you how to build all the components so that you can make your own.
In this video, we model the design, test the linear actuators, and build the spinning platform.
We want help from the community while working on this project. If you have an idea for features to add, or an improvement on design, post a comment and we’ll try to incorporate it.
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