Monday, May 11, 2009

Remote Control With iPhone

Remote Control with iPhone
The video below (and more, check out the related videos) depicts iPhone used for remote control. This is achieved with a free app called MRMR. From the developers site;
"Mrmr is an ongoing open-source research project to develop a standardized set of protocols and syntax conventions to control live installations and multimedia performances via mobile devices. The project is currently spearheaded by Eric Redlinger, researcher-in-residence at Brooklyn Polytechnic University’s Integrated Digital Media Institute (IDMI).

Simply put, Mrmr is a technology that enables you to use ordinary cell phones and PDAs as controllers in audio-visual performances, or to participate in interactive museum exhibits, or as a replacement for your computer in pretty much any situation where you would normally use a mouse or trackpad."

But one Star Wars fan has gone ahead and used the application to control a servo and plans to do more. Currently he is controlling a life size R2D2.
"It was done with a microcontroller with an ethernet interface connected to a wireless router. The software running on the iPhone is called mrmr and can be downloaded from the app store for free."


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