I’m looking for an arduino/raspberry pi fan to take on the design work of making a card-sorting robot for me.
This is a paid gig. Budget is $2500 CAD. If you can do it for less, keep the rest.
I have a stack of 1000 cards (at a time) from a trading game like Magic: the Gathering, YuGiOh, etc.
The first half of the machine identifies the card. The second half sorts that card into appropriate bin(s).
At a minimum two bins (accept/reject), possibly more. Aiming to process 1 card/second. Important to not damage the cards.
The work can be done at VHS. I want documentation along the way - what works, what doesn’t, how to build duplicate machines.
It is likely different card families are mixed together in a stack, and have to be sorted by family first. Once a single machine has been made, they can be daisy-chained to triage the problem into sub-problems. Additional funds would be available later for this later step, but it’s worth keeping in mind while building machine #1.
much work has been done on card identification already. I suspect the harder part is the mechanical component.
So: any takers?