In this video, they create a machine that can take a bunch of legos put on to a conveyor belt and, using a camera, sort them into a number of categories. I am building a (smaller) version of this, and a problem I am running into is how to take the dozens of bricks from the conveyor belt and feed them into the sorter one at a time. The bricks are all different sizes and shape.

In the video, they use a vibrating sloped plate (seen at 1:49) to prevent bricks from being on top of each other.

However, I can’t seem to get the slope or vibration quite right, or get it stable enough so that it doesn’t fall apart.

Is there another way this can be done, or is there direction on how to do this anywhere?

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    Do you have any photos, videos or illustrations of what yo have built so far? It sounds like an good question and I would be interested to know more about your build so that we can help give an answer.
    – Ambo100
    Feb 21 at 18:56
  • @jncraton should be an answer.
    – Eric
    Feb 24 at 12:02
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    @littlekid As explained in the help: "You should submit a comment if you want to: - Request clarification from the author;" Or in the "Help" popup by the "Add comment" field: "Comments are used to ask for clarification or to point out problems in the post." Therefore asking for clarification in a comment is certainly correct, while doing so in an answer is not.
    – zovits
    Feb 24 at 14:10
  • thanks for your help
    – Eric
    Feb 25 at 4:34


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