I want to make a dispenser system for Indian spices.

  • Dispense in multiple of teaspoons (5 ml)
  • Handle powdered spices and small seeds like mustard/cumin

I ordered a spice carousel from amazon and was hoping I'll be able to add an actuator to it, but it needs a lot of force to click the dial.

I'm wondering that I would need something similar to sugar dispensers in coffee machines. To start with I want to design individual units, but eventually want to make a solution that can dispense 6 different spices.

I'll appreciate if anyone gives any idea on how to get started on this, thanks in advance!


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You should have a look at small screw conveyors. Either experimentally find out how much you have to turn for your spices or make a feedback loop with a scale.


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