Lego GBC Batch Counter is a Lego Great Ball Contraption Module built for the Great Ball Pit – Challenge 2020, and is a module designed to output a batch of exactly 13 balls (or a range from 2-30) in a single batch.

You can read more about the challange here https://www.greatballpit.com/2020/09/great-ball-pit-challenge-2020.html

Program

The program was written in Lego’s block language and has 3 main parts

  1. Button event capture, for capturing the inputs from buttons and changing the target count and motor speed variables
  2. Distance counter loop, for counting the number of balls passed.
  3. Motor control loop, for running the conveyor or tipping ramp.

I also setup a control panel with buttons and guages to see what was going on.

Videos

Video of this module in operation