I'm building a machine to make drinks and I would like to be able to put a straw into the cup. To achieve this, I need to build some kind of mechanism, that will be able to feed me with one straw on demand.
What I was thinking about is some V-shaped box where all the straws will be stored, with a hole at the bottom, but there will be a gear blocking the hole, so the straws will not fall out of the box. However, the gear will have a cut in it and will be rotating. So each turn, one straw will fall into this cut. Something like this:
Will it work? Or is there any better way of achieving this? Thanks.