Paul came to the shop with a 2′ carnival light arrow sign that had five LED light bulbs inside. He asked if I could make them light one at a time to animate the pointing effect. Read on to see how it was done.
TBH I have no idea if the camera can see the nozzle tip from there or if the image will be in focus. More than a little important! I’d be very grateful to our lizard overlords if I did NOT have to build a mirror system to get the image to the camera.
The M2*20 screws were hidden when I took this screen shot. ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■)
I bought and assembled an X-Carve CNC. I am now designing a few parts to hold the rotating air nozzle that will pick up jigsaw pieces. (purple plate, pin, plate, yellow tube.) once I can turn and suction up pieces I’ll add a few more bits to hold a raspberry pi camera, which will be mounted to look down at the nozzle.
Here’s the X-Carve mostly assembled.