Design and Development of an Automated Food Cart for Small-Scale Restaurant: An Experimental PrototypingJournal: International Journal of Engineering and Techniques (Vol.3, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2017-12-01
Authors : Christine Marie J. Madrid;
Page : 127-131
Keywords : Automated Food Cart; Food cart; Microcontroller-based food cart;
The automated food cart is capable of following a line and detecting an object and designed based on Arduino Mega microcontroller unit with an ultrasonic distance sensor for sensing objects, IR sensors as its primitive reactive sense to follow a line. The automated cart used a Motolite battery as its main power source that is responsible for the movement of the output. There are two fixed wheels that are directly connected to the DC Motor and this is paired by a caster wheel. This automated food cart used Arduino 1.6.9 programming software which is compatible with the Arduino Mega microcontroller that is programmable in C Language. The prototype is low cost compared to the existing product with the same output in terms of performance. This research lessen the human intervention giving the owner high profit less the cost on staff in the long run. On the other hand, this automated food cart can only carry a reasonable amount of food .It has also a limited speed to transfer food from one point to another. Lastly is, it can only perform its' task in a flat horizontal surface.
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