What to do with this?
This is a 12v DC solenoid actuated valve. Available here
They are surplus from coffee machines for controlling water.
I purchased 20 of these from American Science and Surplus for my Liquid Emitting Display project. I have a few left. What cool things can we do with the leftovers?
Use it to build a pic-n-place tool. The valve can control the vacuum pickup.
Use them to make a fountain (Mini version of Bellagio). Add a strobe light for added pizazz.
Control air to noise makers (like a pipe organ).
Control depth of water in water glass instrument.
Pneumatic control of frets on a stringed instrument.
Grid of valves blowing air upward for steering Ping-Pong ball.
Control multiple air brushes on a moving gantry to make a giant inkjet printer.
Control supply of various liquids for making drinks or snow-cone flavors or …
Control supply of volatile compounds to make a “smell-o-vision” device.