Results course “Embedded Systems”
Single project 8/1
The dosing device is used for the automatic dosing of certain ingredients, in particular bulk materials. The material is placed in a container and transported into the chosen target container, controlled by an app. A load cell weighs simultaneously the quantity delivered. The process ends when the selected amount is reached.
This dosing machine was primarily designed for people with fine motor deficiencies due to physical disabilities or impairments (such as tremor, spasticity) to weigh ingredients as accurately as possible. The dosing machine is intended to offer the chance to cook or bake autonomously.
No such device is currently commercially available and it creates an added value in being barrier-free accessible. The system can be expanded and various ingredients can be dosed simultaneously.
For our specific application only one container for dosing coffee powder is planned. But an expansion can be easily installed to choose for example between different types of coffee powder or caffeinated and decaffeinated or other required characteristics.
This system was developed as part of the Embedded Systems module in cooperation with the Rheinbabenwerkstatt of the Diakonisches Werk Gladbeck-Bottrop-Dorsten in Bottrop and was specifically designed to make work easier for the on-site barista in the kitchen.
More details about this project can be found in the wiki of the HRW FabLab:
“Embedded Systems” was developed as part of the Emscher-Lippe-hoch-4 project.
On the project website of Emscher-Lippe-hoch-4 you will find more detailed information about the project as well as an overview of all results from “Embedded Systems”: