Nightfuel is an automated drink dispenser for commercial bars. It consists of a pressurized PVC liquid dispensing system, a horizontal belt drive that transports a glass to different pour locations, and a lead screw drive glass destacker that retrieves one glass each time a user orders a drink using a servo gripper. The structure is built with Actobotics x-rail.
Both drives are powered by NEMA 17 motors, and the PVC liquid dispensing system is controlled by solenoid valves that provide precise amounts. Everything is powered by a 20V power source and controlled by an Arduino MEGA.
Glass platform belt drive.
PVC liquid dispensing system.
Lead screw glass destacker with servo gripper.
The user will input a selection from a variety of pre-established drinks. The user will not need a glass, since it will be provided in the automation process. This completely eliminates the need for a bartender if an RFID purchase system is implemented.
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution - CC BY
Reason for this BuildI built this because I thought it could solve a big problem in the service industry. I like to create automated solutions with my engineering background.