Category Archives: Week 14

The final proposal

For the final, I want to make a small model of cupboard.

When I try to change something in my life with Arduino, I find that I have some problem with finding different things in my cupboard. Because sometimes I put something in front of others, so when I try to find something I have to move others first, and sometimes I may miss them. To fix this problem, I come to the idea about making a real cupboard that can help me when I am finding my stuffs. But I realize that the servo cannot take the heavy work, so I will make a small model for it this time.The cupboard can rotate itself when users com to it. With this function, it will be more convenient for users to find out what they are looking for. Also users can stop the cupboard by press a button on the cupboard, so they can pick up what they want. As this project, I may put some candies in this model, so it will be a candy box actually. I will put different kind of candies in different place, as a symbol of different things. Users can choose what they like from the small box.

Here is the structure of my project.


And I checked other candy boxes. Most of them just mix the candies together, or put them in lines. The former one make users hard to pick out what they want, the latter one take a lot of spaces. But I also find that users like the transparent material and the wood material for the candies, I will use this as the element of my project.


I am going to use a distance sensor to deter if a person come to it and a 360 reg servo to make the candy box run itself.  A pressure sensor will be used to stop it and a 180 reg servo will be used to open and close the box.