The iDeal: Robotic poker dealer


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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2 thoughts on “The iDeal: Robotic poker dealer

  1. Andrej says:

    I’d like to have this at home.
    Whole procedure of building such robot with source would be usefull, I’d be willing also to buy a kit to ensamble it (if not too expensive as I am still a student).

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