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Ben Roberts – BME
Nicole Riddle – BME
Daniel Pierre – EE
Kevin Kirby – EE
Zac Wingard – ME
Jordan Smith – CS/HOD
Parts of Device
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The Barcode Scanner
Tray
Press
Linear Motivator
Blade/Spring Mechanism
Dispenser
Barcode Scanner
• Purposes
– Scan the National Drug Code Number of the
pill bottle
– Get name of pill and expiration date of
prescription by cross-checking with the NDC
database on the computer
• Danny and Kevin in charge
• Was to be done by Wed. of last week
We have a Bar Code Scanner!
• Metrologic Voyager
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Model # MS9520
USB Connection
Emulates keyboard or RS232
Automatic Triggering
Cost: $144
Does the Scanner Work?
• Yes! No configuration required.
• How it works:
– Quickly reads barcodes
– Converts them to ASCII data
– Sends the code to a text field
– Follows the code with a carriage return
Linear Motivator
• Function: To move and position the
loadable tray containing the pills
• Components:
– Stepper Motor
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Good for short, rapid moves
Easily controlled for positioning
No maintenance
‘Low’ cost
– Linear Slider Unit
• Provides dynamic support for loaded tray
Linear Motivator Components
Stepper Motor
Linear Slider Unit
Press
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Zac, Ben, and Nikki in charge
Was to be done by Friday of last week
Order placed on 2/4/06, shipped 2/8/06
Electric Stapler!
Purchased 2 for $45.23
shipped
The Direction we are Headed in:
Tray
• Currently in proof-of-concept phase
• Preliminary prototype being made by
drilling various holes in plexiglass
• Permanent prototype will be made during
“phase 2” of development
Blade/Spring Mechanism
•Hammer descends on pill, cutting it in two and forcing the right half
out
•Second half remains in tray until tray is moved forward one unit,
dispensing the other half-pill
Final Dispenser
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Summary
Barcode Scanner - complete
Tray - preliminary prototyping
Press - ordered
Linear Motivator - shopping
Blade/Spring Mechanism - schematics
Final dispenser housing - distant future
• Budget: $193.23 of $2000 spent
– Approx. $200 to be spent on linear motivator
– $150 other misc. costs