Electro-Mechanical Can Crusher
ELECTRONICS, MECHANICS & MANUFACTURE
This machine crushes cans at the push of a button. Using a series of gears and an old motor the can crusher pushes a crushing plate into cans being fed into the crush area via a hopper and being ejected through a hole in the base. A full mechanical analysis was undertaken before the build. A program was written to write text to an LCD: counting the number of cans and taking the user through the buttons to push.