Arduino Mechanical Meals Cutter

This Arduino powered Meals Cutter is designed to help you with reducing and chopping within the kitchen. Initially, I believed it it could be capable to reduce by all meals, however I discovered that as a result of smaller servo motor, it was unable to chop by very dense meals. With a extra highly effective motor although, this machine will be capable to reduce by any desired meals with the flip of a dial!

Provides:

Servo Motor – https://www.adafruit.com/product/154?gclid=CjwKCAjw583nBRBwEiwA7MKvoHLQYY4Il59si2TaAAqKByIPI8SbtDhSESeJE40092S5vSyGwfVMwBoCeGgQAvD_BwE

Sparkfun Inventor Equipment – https://www.amazon.com/Karlsson-Robotics-SparkFun-Inventors-Equipment/dp/B077BS2CTJ/ref=sr_1_3?gclid=CjwKCAjw583nBRBwEiwA7MKvoOx2bxcpGRd69uM-0pZl4g3bno5bvoUDcMU3gxeH02dxfEBOCLXcwBoCuksQAvD_BwE&hvadid=241926040928&hvdev=t&hvlocphy=9003432&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=10688125726993790470&hvtargid=kwd-26545166727&hydadcr=24631_10399646&key phrases=sparkfun+inventor%27s+package&qid=1559524987&s=gateway&sr=Eight-Three

Kitchen Knife – https://www.amazon.com/Cooks-Commonplace-02600-Stainless-Kitchen/dp/B07FK87BZM/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?gclid=CjwKCAjw583nBRBwEiwA7MKvoNXVu02EFOsdebnUuIzvmyNIoHbLiNql9YZjd52crnlGKNGdoccgKxoCBBcQAvD_BwE&hvadid=241604804865&hvdev=t&hvlocphy=9003432&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=1763417741126677344&hvtargid=kwd-21653002990&hydadcr=13933_10209261&key phrases=knife+for+kitchen&qid=1559525073&s=gateway&sr=Eight-1-spons&psc=1

Two 10”x10” items of any kind of wooden

Step 1: Step 1

Use the Sparkfun Inventor Equipment Servo Motor Mission (https://study.sparkfun.com/tutorials/sparkfun-inventors-kit-experiment-guide—v40/circuit-3a-servo-motors) to wire the Arduino for the servo motor. I like to recommend following the information they supply for the wiring and utilizing the identical coloration wires because the information for the connection between the board and the motor to remove confusion.

Step 2: Step 2

Join the 2 items of wooden at a 90 diploma angle to supply a base for the motor

Step Three: Step Three

Connect the Arduino to the again of the wooden base and drill a gap for the wires linked to the motor to undergo. Having the Arduino on the again retains the mechanism trying clear and concise.

Step four: Step four

When designing this venture, I didnt have in mind the problem of attaching a knife to the servo motor. Right here’s what you must do: 1) reduce off the blade of the knife utilizing a metallic cutter. 2) drill two holes within the knife utilizing a Three/16” drill bit. Three) join the knife to the plastic attatchment supplied with the motor utilizing two screws. four) mount the servo motor to the aspect of the bottom in order that the knife is parallel with the again piece of wooden.

Step 5: Step 5

This step is non-obligatory, however if you wish to make your machine safer, then reduce out a 10”x8” piece of cardboard and a 10”x3” piece of cardboard. To the bigger piece, reduce a rectangle within the backside nook the place the blade is. Glue each of the items collectively and join them at a 90 diploma angle. This can act as a security cowl for the machine. (See high picture for entrance view of the security cowl).

Step 6: Step 6

As soon as all different steps are full, plug the Arduino into a pc and start turning the blue potentiometer on the breadboard portion of the Arduino. The machine ought to work as soon as it’s plugged in, but when it’s not, go to this hyperlink (https://study.sparkfun.com/tutorials/sparkfun-inventors-kit-experiment-guide—v40/circuit-3a-servo-motors) and have a look at troubleshooting choices. Lastly, get pleasure from your reducing!!

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