|The assembled drive and wheel to lift the main cube. The wooden cube i had made was weighing the mechanism down so I decided to make a card cube instead to reduce the load.|
|A close up of the mechanism inside|
Here is the working mechanism so far. I discovered that if I change the voltage on my dc power adapter, it can also change the speed so I might play around with that. I have decided to control the whole mechanism with the coin slot with an arduino. I have been wanting to explore using an arduino for a while and this will give me the opportunity. A friend of mine uses them a lot and will be giving me a tutorial.
Now I need to work out how to lock the cube at the top of the cycle. This will involve me spending a long time watching the mechanism in motion and working things out.