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Using Grasshopper to Control a Pan / Tilt Servo

This is a video showing how you can stream parametric data from Grasshopper to control a pan/tilt servo. You can find out more about this demo and download the source files at http://www.liftarchitects.com/journal/2009/9/12/using-grasshopper-to-control-a-pantilt-servo.html

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Comment by Stigvg on October 27, 2009 at 6:34pm
Very Great,, and inspiring.
From your point of view, how intensive and complex is it to learn the kind of code making to the Arduino card doing as you want?
I do know a little about VB.net.Thanks for primer by the way.
Comment by Andy Payne on October 10, 2009 at 9:16am
Peter, I just re-read through some of the comments and realized I never really answered your question. The hardware setup is pretty basic. It's probably obvious that I'm using an Arduino microcontroller. The pan/tilt servo setup is a kit from Lynx motion. I found a cheaper one of these through Trossen Robotics though so you may try to buy one there. The only other thing you need are the jumper cables and the breadboard. I hope this helps.
Comment by Andy Payne on October 10, 2009 at 9:09am
That is some serious attention to detail ;) It's actually a Logitech mouse I bought years ago. Not sure if it's still available or not, but it is the most comfortable one I've been able to find.
Comment by Bob Frederick on October 10, 2009 at 12:59am
this is random but what kind of mouse do you use. looks comfortable.
Comment by James Leng on September 20, 2009 at 10:27pm
splendid. looking forward to seeing more.
Comment by Sammy García on September 16, 2009 at 10:23am
Amazing work! and potentially useful applications can be imagined here...
Thanks for sharing
Comment by Ángel Linares on September 16, 2009 at 4:15am
Amazing!!!! :D
Comment by Kayin Dawoodi on September 16, 2009 at 12:52am
I like this :) Stick a laser cutter on the end and you have yourself the start of a CNC cutter... Design, parametrise, build your model and 3D print it, all using one plugin ;)
Comment by Luis Fraguada on September 14, 2009 at 2:18pm
Tight...super tight...
Comment by Tuan N. Tran on September 13, 2009 at 10:16pm
great work. thanks for sharing.

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