This simple project combines a touchscreen mounted on some servo motors so that it maintains the balance of a ball bearing centered on its surface as it tilts. Although its purpose remains a question for all, we still applaud the simplicty and elegance of this device. Check out the video above for the full effect.
10 thoughts on “Balance a ball on servo controlled touchscreens”
Seriously excellent piece of engineering! Congratulations to the people who did this.
I was, however, hoping they’d throw another ball on there… but I’m not sure if it’s possible to balance two at the same time. Maybe next semester :-).
You’d need a multi-touch screen:)
Very cool stuff.
Hmm now it needs to play a game of labyrinth.
Really cool. Would be cool to see a lcd screen on top and displace the path of the ball as it moves around :)
Excellent work! Looks like they need a variable sensitivity algorithm to slow down the jitter as the ball nears the center but this is first rate.
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