Lifeless Robot In iPhone Rock Band

Sunday, November 1, 2009

This little homespun lifeless robot takes all of those arresting no-look Dragonforce-on-expert Material Band/Guitar Artificer and destroys them with a arctic, clockwork efficiency in iPhone Rock Band.

At this point here it works:

- light sensors read the falling notes (brightness set to max)
- light data is sent to an Arduino Mega, which is monitoring for data spikes
- The Arduino filters the data, and sets a threshold for "on" and "off"
- an "on" means the tiny robot finger presses the screen
- the capacitive touchscreen requires a human touch to operate, so a rudimentary Xacto knife/copper wire workaround was created. Simply hold the knife while the robot plays, and the current is enough to trick the iPhone

The source code of this robot is available for download to spread its 87% lifeless precision around the world. If you want to see this Lifeless robot then watch the video below and feel its wrath.


Post a Comment