Scott N Miller
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Halloween Candy Machine

Be the coolest house on the block for Halloween with the Candy Machine. Trick or treaters can pick from four different candies.

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Halloween Candy Machine

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Arduino Leonardo microcontroller boards, ATmega32u4, with headers
Amazon #B008A36R2Y or Sparkfun #DEV-11286
×2
Adafruit Motor Shield kits, v2
Maker Shed item #MKAD66, makershed.com, or Adafruit #1438
×2
Adafruit Proto Shield kit, Stackable Version R3
Adafruit #2077
×1
Shield stacking headers , R3 Compatible
Adafruit #85
×3
Switching power supply, 12V 5A
Adafruit #352
×1
Switching power supply, 5V 2A (2,000mA)
Adafruit #276
×1
Female DC power adapter, 2.1mm jack to screw terminal block
Adafruit #368
×1
Pushbuttons, momentary, 16mm illuminated
Adafruit #1477
×4
Stepper motors, NEMA-17 size, 200 steps/rev, 12V 350mA
Adafruit #324
×4
Digital RGB LED strip, LPD8806 type, 32 LED (1m), weatherproof
Adafruit #306. Each LED is individually addressable.
×1
JST SM cable set, 4-pin, with plug and receptacle
Adafruit #578
×1
Jumper wires, male to male
Maker Shed #MKSEEED3, makershed.com, or Adafruit #758
×1
Hookup wire
Maker Shed #MKEE3 or Adafruit #1311
×1
Resistors, 330Ω, 1/4 watt
Amazon #B00BVOR6IS
×4
Resistors, 10kΩ, 1/4 watt
Amazon #B00BWYS9BA
×4
Heat-shrink tubing, 1/8"
McMaster-Carr #7856K63, mcmaster.com
×1
Scrub brush, flexible
McMaster #15235T11
×1
Aluminum angle, 2", 1/8" thick, 1¾" lengths
McMaster #8982K14
×4
Aluminum bar, 1"×⅛", 20" length
McMaster #8975K578
×1
Plywood, ½", 12"×20"
Home Depot #454532
×1
Lumber, nominal 1×2, 20" lengths
Home Depot #HDPS10208
×4
Lumber, nominal 2×2, 20" lengths
Home Depot #532352
×4
Lumber, nominal 1×4, 5" lengths
Home Depot #922220
×4
Hardwood dowel, 1" dia., ¾" lengths
Home Depot #10001808
×4
Rubber bumpers, screw-on, 7/8"
Home Depot #9131
×4
Bolts , flathead, 1/4-20×1½" long
Home Depot #804171
×8
Washers, flat, 1/4-20
Home Depot #804096
×16
Wing nuts, 1/4-20
Home Depot #5075-R-025B
×8
PVC drain pipe, Schedule 40, 1½" diameter, 20" lengths
×4
PVC sleeve fittings, Schedule 40, 1½" diameter
Home Depot #PVC021001400HD
×4
PVC elbow fittings, 90°, hub x hub, 1½" diameter
Home Depot #C4807HD112
×4
Cable ties, 17"
Home Depot #7130K21
×8
PVC drain pipe, Schedule 40, 3" diameter, 13½" lengths
Home Depot #531095
×4
Rubber bands
Home Depot #19051
×8

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron and solder
Computer with Arduino IDE software
free download at arduino.cc/downloads
Project code
Click here to download free Arduino sketches for the Machine operation and the LED strip.

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Credits

Scott N Miller

Scott N Miller

2 projects • 2 followers
CEO of Dragon Innovation and Co-Founder of Bolt.

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