MAKE | Smartphone Servo

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Smartphones have become our primary interface to the network world, and increasingly, to the real world as well. I call this project GlueMotor, because it works like “glue” for putting gadgets together under smartphone control, providing a very easy way to build simple servo-controlled machines.

To use it for making simple gadgets or prototyping your projects, attach any convenient on-hand materials — PVC pipe, chopsticks, Legos, duct tape — to a GlueMotor, then plug it into your smartphone’s headphone jack. The GlueMotor app lets you control it with a finger swipe.

How It Works Controlling a hobby servomotor is relatively easy. It requires a single digital pulse

More info at: MAKE | Smartphone Servo