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July 29, 2011

RobotGrrl makes an iPad app control RoboBrrd using a Redpark Serial Cable

at 10:49 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Toy Hacks


RobotGrrl (Erin Kennedy) has been working on RoboBrrd for a long time, she has now made an iPad app which lets you feed the bird various fruits, the app communicates with the bird via a Redpark serial cable. The on-board Arduino deciphers the commands to perform the appropriate actions such as flapping its wings or chewing on the fruit. The Redpark cable comes with an iOS SDK which allows the developer to use the serial cable in no time. Erin shows us how she wrote the iPad and Arduino code in the second half of the video.