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3 Creative Project Ideas

November 6, 2017
3 Creative Project Ideas

One of our favorite aspects of our work is discovering how you utilize our parts in your designs.  Seeing the same part implemented in a variety of applications/projects is exciting - whether a camera slider, BB-8, a rover or your RC airplane.  Below we've highlighted three recent customer projects we received.  If you're interested in sharing your project with us and the ServoCity community, you can submit your finished build to our Project Center (as well as receive a 15% Off coupon).  While you're there be sure to check out all the other great projects!

RASPBERRY TURK
Our first project highlight is from Joseph Meyer and his Raspberry Turk.  The Raspberry Turk is a robot that can play chess.  It's entirely open source, based on Raspberry Pi, and inspired by the 18th century chess playing machine, the Mechanical Turk.  The project is written almost entirely in Python, runs on a Raspberry Pi, and incorporates aspects of computer vision, data science, machine learning, robotics, 3D printing, and-of course-chess.  To see more details and a complete parts list click here.

ROPECAM CLIMBER
Our second customer project highlight is from Erik Smits and his rope climbing camera.  It's designed to climb a standard 9-11mm climbing rope and carries a camera gimbal for filming.

This design uses two one-way cams similar to climbing a rope with two ascenders. To descend, servos are located to release the cams. Erik captured some nice footage of a climber in action as well as the robot in motion.  Click here for additional project details/instructions.  

SOLAR TRACKER
Our third project highlight is from Luke S.  This is a simple robot that uses two photo resistors to track the incoming light from the sun and move to follow it. This robot could be very useful in many applications, including its intended use as a solar panel alignment device to maximize the energy produced. Check out his project in action!
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