Intake SorterTags: design, innovate, and think
Task: Design a sorter for the balls and blocks
We've been brainstorming ways to sort the gold and silver pieces, and here's our first one. It's a little bulky, but it's a start.
The way this works is that when this piece is mounted and both blocks and balls are run over it, the balls run down the top and don't fall in the collector, but the blocks fall in the holes. We modelled this design in PTC Creo, then printed it in ABS.
This is a little too bulky, so we're going to have to find a smaller and simpler way to sort game pieces, but it's a start. In the future, we're going to minimize this and probably move to a smaller sorting mechanism.