Automatic Card Dealer and Shuffler. The Team. Components. The Automatic Card Shuffler and dealer has four main components that provide a smooth and reliable user experience. The components are the shuffler, card ejector/accelerator, rotational base, and user interface.
The Automatic Card Shuffler and dealer has four main components that provide a smooth and reliable user experience. The components are the shuffler, card ejector/accelerator, rotational base, and user interface.
Each component has been carefully designed to provide the most accurate dealing and facilitate smooth gameplay.
The card ejector/ accelerator has two distinct components: an accelerator and an ejector. The ejector is a servomotor and is placed on a wooden arm which is easily raised and lowered by the user. The servomotor controls a small wheel which feeds cards forward to the card accelerator. The card accelerator is controlled by a powerful DC motor which accelerates the card to the player, who now has their card and is ready to play!
From left to right we have:
Justin "Unbefugten Zutritt Verboten" Madigan:
Justin is a fifth year Computer Engineering student. He enjoys travel, poker, blackjack, casinos, roller coasters, and video games.
Matt "Happy/Friendly/Funloving" Erhard:
Matthew is a Computer Engineering fifth year honors student. He speaks Japanese and enjoys ultimate Frisbee, rollerblading, action video games, and movies.
Brian "Dude, where's my brain?" Cody :
Brian is a fifth year Computer Engineering student. He speaks Japanese as well and enjoys writing Kanji. Brian's interests include video games, poker, Family Guy, and eructation during mastication.
The shuffler is a storebought Radio Shack brand Deluxe Model card shuffler. It is capable of running on only five volts of power and can randomize an inserted deck of cards whenever prompted. Its elegant wood framing and machine crafted metallic base ensure hours of shuffling entertainment.
To help the shuffler and dealer slide easily, it is placed on a wheel-mounted "Lazy-Susan"-type base. The wheels are extra lubricated to decrease friction and wear-and-tear on the shuffler itself. This also places less of a burden on the servomotor which rotates the base.
The user interface houses not only the user's view of the system but also the heart of the project. A low-power PIC microcontroller provides a lightweight but powerful core to the
The Automatic Card Shuffler and Dealer performs all the common dealer functions without the use of a human! Its automated operation makes dealer cheating a thing of the past and card games easier to play, more fun, and more exciting!
shuffler and dealer. With a clockspeed of only 125 kHz, the PIC is able to run on low-power yet maintain total control over the entire shuffler and dealer system. The user interface is also intuitive and easy to follow, while remaining unobtrusive. It has eight switches which control with a simple push if a player is in the game and if they want a card dealt. The LED’s light up to allow the user to visually see who is present. Below them, from left to right, are the emergency stop, the knob to choose the game, and the mode select. Above the LED’s and to the left is the shuffle button. In the middle is the active player display and finally, to the right is the deal button. Power is on the right-hand side of the UI.
Height: 32cm collapses to 17cm
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