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Automated sorting

Postby JamesH » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:40 am

I wonder if he'll create a kickstarter for it :)

https://www.engadget.com/2017/06/26/leg ... l-network/
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Re: Automated sorting

Postby chump » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:28 am

I don't think I have 2 tonnes of Lego bricks to test it out on though. :)
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Re: Automated sorting

Postby Kyler » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:57 am

I like the smaller build using similar technique (pressurized air blasts shoot part off conveyor belt) with Mindstorms to sort Technic pins:


https://youtu.be/CuW73P5PanM
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Re: Automated sorting

Postby JamesH » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:33 am

I should have added more to the original post.

While that technic pin sorter is pretty neat (if you dig through the links you can see this guy also built a proto-type purely out of lego) what makes this one so different is he's using a neural network to train his software to identify every lego element. This means he can then specify the sort criteria, so maybe do a first sort extracting 1xN bricks, tiles, wedge plates, and (if he saw a lot of them in the bulk that he's working with) maybe trans-red 1x1 cones. The rest of the bricks remain unsorted and he has separate containers with the extracted elements. He could then do a second pass of the 1xN bricks and extract all the red ones, or all the 1x3's, etc.

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