Today we’re introducing the TinyLineMaker Sport. This tech-savvy machine is an automated robot that performs the same job as an old-fashioned line marker (you know, those old push-powered things invented in the late 1800s), but with innovative position technology and smart integrated software.
Marking your fields just got way easier. Ideal for high schools, colleges, parks and recreation departments, and contractors, these machines are built to reduce cost and improve field quality. Ditch the measuring tape and welcome in the 21st century! One of these machines can paint a new American Football field in just 2.5 hours.
They can perform first-time field markings with the touch of a button, and when it’s time to repaint a field, the saved fields are ready to go in the TinyLineMarker app.
Are you thinking about purchasing one for your field? Or have you recently purchased one of these time-saving machines? Find out what’s what on your TinyLineMarker Sport robotic line painter with a quick paint system overview.
Parts & Assemblies On The Robot
The pump system itself has an intake tube, and at the very bottom of that is the intake filter. The intake filter is what goes directly into the paint. The paint then comes up through the rubber stopper into a 90-degree quick connect elbow into a midline filter. The midline filter can be unscrewed to expose the mesh metal filter under, which is important for cleaning and checking for loss of vacuum and suction problems.
From there the paint goes into another quick connect down underneath the robot into the pump and comes back out to the solenoid switch which is what controls the flow of paint through the paint nozzle. Which you’ll hear click on and off when the robot is hard at working painting.
Below that is the check valve, which is the last vacuum. The there’s the return hose that goes back out and into the paint bucket.
So to review, the paint goes in the intake through the midline filter, into the pump, back out to the solenoid switch through the actual spray nozzle itself back up through the return and into the paint bucket.
Under The Hood
Ready to get a little more technical? With a quick look under the hood, you can see just how advanced this machine really is.
Once you remove the plastic cover you’ll see three antennas, the electronics box, the pump, and a few sensors. These are all fundamental parts of your machine’s operation.
The cellular antenna enables the automated robot to establish a data connection through a cellular network. The Bluetooth antenna allows for communication between the robot and its tablet. And the GNSS antenna receives signals from satellites (basically GPS for your robot).
The two black dots under the hood are the ultrasonic sensors which are important for collision detection. Close to that is the pump itself, the intake valve, and the return. While these aren’t things you’ll need to readily access, it’s also important to understand the basic functions of your new robotic line painter.
Check out the video below for a visual breakdown of everything we’ve just covered.