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Robot Plays Rockband on the iPhone, Drowns Music Out With Its Squeaky Fingers

by Lambert Varias
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Why, or why not, that is the question. Wait what? Yeah that’s right; Joe Bowers is a free man in a free land, so if he wants to build a robot that plays Rock Band on the iPhone, no one can stop him! Why the hell not Joe Bowers, why the hell not. Besides, building a robot that plays video games is a lot more awesome that just playing a video game.

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Here’s Bowers on his creation: “The light sensor sends data to an Arduino, which is waiting for a spike in the data. The Arduino runs the sensor data through some averaging filters, and sets a threshold for on and off.”

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The robot’s fingers are servos, and its fingertips are made of copper wire embedded in foam. Everything was stuffed “into a modified Pelican case, with a lot of hot glue (non glittery)” and voila! A rockin robot that looks like an iPhone lobotomizer. Enough talk, let’s see it rock!

I can still hear the rhythmic squeaking.

[via Boing Boing]



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