Friday, September 3, 2010

New Project Trailer

I picked up an iPhone 3Gs a week ago and have already taught it some tricks courtesy of the wonderful touchOSC app. Accompanied by the OSC editor freeware, this program allows you to create your own GUI for the iPhone/iPad (I think they have an Android version too?) for controlling all your musical or embedded electronics projects. Yes, it's $4.99 but in my opinion it's well worth the price of admission. In fact, it's the only app I have justified paying for so far.

After playing with my toys for a bit I finally found reason enough to invest in some very small servos to join the Arduino Nano 3.0 and XBees sitting on my desk. And so begins the next project:

No sound I guess...

There is a great guide on SparkFun for syncing OSC over wifi, to Processing, to an Arduino via USB. After tweaking the code - originally intended to control an LED - a little bit the iPhone can control ardWINDo's servo. I won't spill the details now, but I will say that my next project will be mobile. Watch-winder's are cool and all but only watches can ride them...

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