Have you seen smokers tapping a cigarette before lighting it, it’s pretty common here in Japan.
I’ve created a machine to automate that action. This is an ‘Automatic cigarette tapping machine’ .
I don’t smoke, but this is another quirky design by me!
The basketThis is the basket where we put the cigarette.
It is mainly built with Technic Series Parts.
The Tapping systemAs the axle with protuberance rotates, the basket lifts.
As it continues to rotate, the basket drops to the ground.
Before and After
It takes 20 minutes to compress tabacco int the cigarette.
Please be patient…
Smoking is bad for health. The operator is equipped an oxygen mask.
I hope you enjoyed the video!
Note: I wrote this article with reference to the article that I wrote in DMM.make(http://dmm-make.com).
レゴでヘンな装置つくってみた。(3) ～たばこの葉っぱをつめてみた（前編）～ (In Japanese). DMM.make. 2014-07-22.
レゴでヘンな装置つくってみた。(4) ～たばこの葉っぱをつめてみた（後編）～ (In Japanese). DMM.make. 2014-07-23.