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This robotic card dealer was made for a school project. Although it is a bit slow, it has a really nice natural “flick” to the cards. I am sure it could deal the cards faster with some tweaks.

Introducing the “iDeal”. It’s the worlds best automatic poker dealer! Perfect for your home poker games and fits on the edge of a table. Features include:

  • PIC microprocessor coded in C
  • Preprogrammable games such as texas holdem (shown in video), bridge, gin, omaha, etc
  • IR player position sensing using bicycle reflectors as indicators
  • Ultrasonic player distance sensing which determines how far to shoot the cards

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Make your own poker table

Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.

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