Well, not exactly up and away, but the whole project was as enjoyable as a cartoon. What science, what fun and what silliness!
Some of the redundancy in the video could be edited out, but nicely done on the pencil sharpener! I doubt that you will have the mysterious failures that seem to plague the electric sharpeners that I buy at Staples or Office Max.
Congrats on a project well conceived and executed.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.