10. Case 08: Auto Pick-up Device#

10.1. Introduction#

  • In the normal pick-up of the nut fruits, we usually use a stick to chop the branches to get the mature fruits, which could do a bad harm to the leaves and branches,thus, we can make an auto pick-up device by shaking the trunk of the tree.

10.2. Function#

  • Shake the trunk of the tree to get the fruits.

10.4. Picture#


10.5. Hardware Connection#

Connect the servo to P1 on IoT:bit.


10.6. Software Programming#

Click “Advanced” in the MakeCode to see more choices.


For programming, we need to add a package: click “Extensions” at the bottom of the MakeCode drawer and search with “servo” in the dialogue box to download it.


Notice: If you met a tip indicating that some codebases would be deleted due to incompatibility, you may continue as the tips say or create a new project in the menu.

10.7. Program#

Set the servo to drive to 90°, pause for 200ms, then set it to drive to 0° and pause another 200ms.


Link: https://makecode.microbit.org/_EdPD6HckVEuE

10.8. Result#

  • Shake the trunk via the servo to pick up the fruits.