I'm looking for a cheap, quiet and simple way of cutting limes into 1/8 pieces and for a way to squeeze (some) juice out of them.
I want to be able to dump like at least 50 limes into a big pipe or something and the machine should then be able to either cut or squeeze a lime and then dump everything in a glass.
I've been looking at these orange juice machines:
But these machines are at least a couple hundred bucks...
So I was thinking maybe something like this could be connected to a motor to automate it:
but how do I feed the limes to it and how do I remove the old lime when a new one should be squeezed?
For cutting the only idea I has so far was to use something like this and use a motor or something to make it push down on a lime:
But again it would be soo complicated to feed it etc.
I just can't seem to think of a good way of doing this.
(Ideally the squeezed limes wouldn't be dumped into the drink, but in a separate bucket. It wouldn't be the end of the world if everything got dumped into the drink though.)
The most important part to me is the automated lime cutting and dumping into the drink as I could buy lime juice in the first place...