Feed Mixing Machine with Pinoo

Purpose of the Project: To create a feed mixing machine with a button module and dc motor using the Pinoo control card.

Duration: 2 lessons

Age Group: 7 years old and above

Pinoo Set: Full set.


Learns to code Pinoo control board

Learns button module and dc motor coding.

Algorithm building skill develops.

Coding skill improves.


Materials to be used: Mblock 3 program, Pinoo control card, button module, dc motor, connection cable.



Materials Required for Design: Wood, silicone gun, propeller


Project Preparation:



For the project, woods are siliconized as shown in the image.


We stick the dc motor with silicon on the wood that we have glued. We fix the propeller as in the image.

We fix the button module as in the image.

While the feed mixing machine is running, we fix the wood to pour the prepared feeds as shown in the picture.





Let's make our connections. We connect the Pinoo button module to the purple input number 1.

We connect the Pinoo dc motor to the m1 motor input.


  Coding Stage:


We have completed our links, now let's move on to the coding part. We will use Mblock-3 application for this.



Let's connect our Pinoo control card to the computer with the help of a connection cable and enter the Mblock3 application. Later, let's introduce our Pinoo control card to the computer. For this, we first click on the serial port option from the Connect tab. Then we choose COM6. (The number may differ depending on the computer and the port.)



After making the serial port connection, let's select the card we will use from the cards tab. We are working with Arduino Nano model.


In order to add the Pinoo extension to our computer, we click on the manage extensions option from the extensions tab. In the window that opens, we type "Pinoo" into the search engine and simply say download to the result. It was installed on our computer.


We come to the extensions tab again and click on the Pinoo option. We will write our codes with the Pinoo extension.



We click on the panda puppet and get its code when the Green Flag is clicked from the Events menu in order for the feed mixer to operate.


Since all the code blocks we will write have to work continuously until the project is finished, we are getting the code block from the control tab continuously.


In order to check whether we are approaching the Pinoo distance sensor or not, we take the control block if / not.

If the button module is pressed, its value will be 1. When it is 1, we make a control block for it to work.

After completing our codes, we check the operation of our project by clicking the green flag.

- When the button module is pressed, the dc motor should rotate.

- When the button module is not pressed, the dc motor should stop.