So. I haven't even bought the kit yet and am wondering if I should.
I make perlers. http://www.deltaattack.com/wp-content/u ... _MA_03.jpg
for an example. They're small beads, 5 mm in size, with holes in the top that when ironed together melt. I have a business and sell them, only to make enough stock takes forever, due to that each one fo those takes half an hour.
I was wondering if anyone had any input on how to even start a robot that can build this. I know I'm asking a lot, considering I have no idea where to start. They're laid on a grid so I know it needs to be something that moves. The feeder itself wouldn't be too difficult considering the beads are slightly different sizes when it comes to length and width. For example, they're a bit smaller width wise (if you consider from side to side of the side with a hole on it the width) so they fit in a straw perfectly. It's how I'm doing it right now, but I can only fot about 20 in at a time.
I'm looking for something that will lay them down according to a program. I was a programmer for two years, went to RIT, etc. etc. so I don't think the code will be too difficult. Granted, haven't done it in 4+ years but the problem I'm having is just building it.
Or hell, even a device that just spits them out when I tell it to and I can move it around, like the straw only... better, considering sometimes 3+ perlers at a time fall out.
I'm just a bit overwhelmed, and was wondering if anyone had any input on if I should even buy the kit or stay in the stone ages with how I make it. Argh, I wish I knew where to buy a darn machine that just did this, or could pay someone to build me one.