Prototype Precision Ball Sensing for Elevator/Sequencer

Precision Ball Sequencing Capabilities

We’ve made several concepts for most ball handling implements, including this elevator. We are using a mm-resolution time-of-flight sensor to precisely identify leading edge, trailing edge, and center of a ball, which should allow tight packing without jamming. The video shows sensor outputs while running balls up and down the elevator, next feat is adding controls and additional sensors.