Arduino-controlled Automated Line Bender for Acrylic

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Originally presented by Chris Lehenbauer from Phase Dock Inc. at the 2019 Bay Area Maker Faire (San Mateo, California), this series will help guide you through the design and execution of a controller for automating different processes, including light industrial automation.

Part 1: Introduction to Linebending

Part 2: Components of a Linebender Automation Controller

Part 3: Realtime Assembly of the Controller

Part 4: Program Demonstration and Logic

Part 5: Linebender Tips and Tricks: Video In Production

Part 1: Introduction to Linebending

Part 1 of a 5-part series on automating a Plexiglas/acrylic linebender with a simple Arduino-based controller.

This video introduces you to the process of linebending acrylic sheet (Plexiglas), and describes the components of a manual linebender.

Use the Phase Dock Forum to bring your questions and comments to me and to our community.

Thanks! Chris


Part 2: Arduino controller components

This video discusses readily-available, low-cost components that can be used to build an effective automation control based on an Arduino microcontroller.

Use the Phase Dock Forum to bring your questions and comments to me and to our community.

Thanks! Chris


Part 3: Building the controller

In this video we assemble an Arduino-based automation control for a Plexiglas linebender in real time.

Use the Phase Dock Forum to bring your questions and comments to me and to our community.

Thanks! Chris



Part 4: Understanding the Code

In this video we take a look at the concepts and logic used in the controller's code.

Use the Phase Dock Forum to bring your questions and comments to me and to our community. Thanks! Chris

PART 5: Linebender Tips and Tricks - In production.

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