[Lab] dog-o-mation

Darcy Whyte darcy at siteware.com
Mon Nov 7 08:08:45 EST 2011

That might be cool for having a random direction. Or if the ball is
gathered by a collector shaped like a blower housing I suppose it would be

I saw your note on the spinning pinch wheels too. That sounds like the
simplest. The ball gets tossed in the hopper by the dog, then it falls onto
spot near the spinning wheels. The wheels spool up and a servo gives the
ball a little push into the wheels. I realize we could run the wheels but I
thought it would be cool since the sound and delay would cause more
anticipation. And there might be some safety possibilities with controlling
when the launch takes place.

On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 7:59 AM, Jean-Marc LeBlanc <
jeanmarc.leblanc at gmail.com> wrote:

> I made a base ball lauger with a rotating wheel.  the wheel you
> squeeze a ball threw an opening just slightly smaller than the ball
> and then out a tube
> Jean-Marc Le Blanc
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> "Do you pine for the nice days of Minix-1.1, when men were men and
> wrote their own device drivers?" Linus Torvalds
> On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 7:52 AM, Darcy Whyte <darcy at siteware.com> wrote:
> >
> > I want to make a ball launcher for a dog. I think the electrical side is
> > pretty easy but what about the mechanical? Here are a few ideas.
> > http://mambohead.com/2011/11/dogomation/
> >
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