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Creating an automatic targeting frisbee launcher with Arduino

Arduino TeamJuly 7th, 2016

A few years ago, Jordan Réjaud and a team of his fellow Carnegie Mellon classmates built a robotic frisbee launcher. Based on an Arduino, the machine used a camera to detect colored targets, and a powerful DC motor to induce linear and rotational motion of the discs before propelling them at the selected bullseye several feet away.

A servo motor was tasked with pushing the frisbees out of a hopper made from a tin coffee can and towards the DC motor, while a planetary gear and linear actuator positioned the launcher horizontally and vertically, respectively.

You can see the entire system in action below!


One Response to “Creating an automatic targeting frisbee launcher with Arduino”

  1. himanshu1 Says:

    Can u tell me what kind of frisbee did u use? Was it a soft frisbee which can be folded with our hands made out of polyurethane foam or a hard frisbee

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