I have a module that is starting to work fairly well. I've got a recirculating feature and a simple switch to make it drop balls into the next module instead (which I may add a ramp to yet). The main functional concern I have now is BPS - I don't know of an easy way to measure it. Poking around here (and elsewhere) online, it sounds like the standard trick is to run bunches of balls through, count how many get processed in 30 seconds, and average the results.
...this doesn't work for me. Since I'm loading this with a self-feeding mechanism, I can't easily count how many balls are passing through. If I switch it to dump out, I'll run out of balls in the module by the time I can start clocking time. I've only got 28 balls handy to test with - and that decreases every time a leak leaves one on the floor (I think I'm down to 26 balls now). I'm hoping there's a better way to calculate this without doing many tests of how many come out in 10 seconds.
What else can I do to clock BPS? Are there any easy mechanisms to measure it? Any good tricks based on motor speed?
|Posted by Danny316p on 4 September 2016 at 07:31.|