Sonia Wong
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Crush Cans with an Arduino-Powered Arm

Use an Arduino and an H-bridge motor circuit to build an automatic can crusher.

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Crush Cans with an Arduino-Powered Arm

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Arduino UNO & Genuino UNO
Arduino UNO & Genuino UNO
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Linear actuator, 6" stroke, 12V 3A
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H-bridge module with L298 chip
If your actuator’s maximum current is not 3A, choose a different H-bridge module (and power supply) that will cope
×1
Male/Female Jumper Wires
Male/Female Jumper Wires
×2
Male/Male Jumper Wires
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female DC power adapter
×1
12V/29A Power Supply
OpenBuilds 12V/29A Power Supply
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Wood 2' x 4'
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Plywood Scraps
×1
Wood Screws
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Credits

Simon Monk

Posted by Photo Sonia Wong

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