My daughters and I are enrolled in a Creative Engineering class online and are working on our first build ever! We have a great idea and I'm researching what supplies we need to build our first prototype. The problem that I'm having is that I'm not sure if the motor or piston I have in mind actually exists and if it does, I'm not sure what it's called. Here are the requirements:
We're looking for some type of mechanism to launch chew sticks out of a box for our dog. In my mind, this looks something like a firing pin from a pistol but we are hoping to make it automatic, meaning we don't want to have to reset the piston/firing pin every time. Can anybody help me figure out what I should search for?!
**Edited to add: Is there such thing as a linear actuator that resets itself automatically?
Thanks in advance!