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DIY Nespresso Capsule Detector

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Shalini Verma

Coffee is one true love for every heart that pumps their blood in hard work, want to escape the boredom from all tedious work or push the limits to meet the deadline. This tutorial by Arduino Project hub allows you to solve the puzzle arising out of diverse capsules, placed in a different jar and then have no idea which color to pick. To resolve the confusion of finding the correct jar containing the correct capsules, the Nespresso capsule detector is introduced.

The notion is rather effortless. All you need is to drop a capsule into the tube, and as soon as it’s absolutely dim, a distinct LED lights up. The RGB light sensor states the brightness concentration of each color channel - Red, Green, and Blue. It then refers the values to the Arduino, which distinguishes the capsule established on the pre-defined values in the code.


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This task contains code, electronic diagram, and STL files. It'll also take in directions on how to use, an electronic scheme and code web-app being developed by them. the components and supplies for this project are SparkFun FTDI Basic Breakout - 5V, DC Barrel Jack Adapter - Breadboard Compatible, Breadboard, Wall Adapter Power Supply - 12VDC 600mA, Heatsink TO-220, Capacitor, Male jumper wires, Logic level converter, Voltage regulator, Arduino pro mini 328, USB cable, RGB light sensor, capacitor and 3D printer.