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CardShark: A Shuffling and Dealing Creation
CardShark is one of the first LEGO MINDSTORMS creations that can both shuffle and deal cards!
About this creation
CardShark is a LEGO® MINDSTORMS invention of amazing size and functionality. Not only can it shuffle and deal cards, the whole "head" can turn on a large turntable in order to actually face the person it is dealing. Does all this sound impossible? Is it impossible? Not so. Very possible.

CardShark has 2 RCXs (one is on the other side) that communicate to each other via IR messages, about enough feet of electrical wiring to run around the perimeter of the room it was built in, and more motors, sensors, and pieces than you would like to think about. It has all sorts of amazing little secrets about it: tank treads that have rubber bands around it that serve a special purpose, a pneumatic switch and yet there are no pneumatics, and wheels that spit out the cards (I learned that one from LEGO MINDSTORMS:)!. Also amazing is the ease of transportation (the wires arenít so easy to carry around though)!, one can just stick his arm under the robot and lift the whole thing up and move it! Bracing is the key to this and other parts of the robot.

The concept of the robot is to first shuffle the cards, then carry them through the robot to where the "card spitting" wheels are. The large wheels are run in opposite directions and therefore shoot out the cards once they come in contact. Also, the pneumatic switch mentioned earlier is actually used as a sort of locking mechanism for the top! And it's a good thing that the there is some long wire included in the mars expansion pack-I needed it!

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   Here is CardShark

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   Now he is dealing cards!

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   This switch is used for locking the top part

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   A close-up of the RCX

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   This is the touch sensor used to tell how far the robot has turned

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   Here is the motor that turns the "head" of the robot


 I like it 
  May 28, 2009
Wow! I work with engineers that move media (cards), but they spent thousands of dollars. Why aren't we using legos? AWESOME creation!
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  October 20, 2006
ok now ive heard it ALL!
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  July 15, 2006
Amazing. Please tell me how you made this!
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  September 19, 2005
WOW that is just so cool. i never seen something like that before it looks like the first card machine ever (or kinda there is also card games on windows XD)
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  August 12, 2005
HOW DID YOU MAKE THAT! please look on my mocs and write a review. from the warship maker!
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  February 19, 2005
Amazing. Engineering something this useful is just so amazing. -Josh
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  November 20, 2004
WOW!!! That's all I can say! WOW!!!!!
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  August 15, 2004
Your creations focus on utility rather than on aesthetics. Gives a different approach to building. Few like you on moc pages. Very nice. 5 all the way.
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