We came across a very interesting iPhone hack that allows you to control a servo with the iPhone’s built-in accelerometer. Servos are tiny motors most commonly found on radio-controlled cars and airplanes that operate in a fixed motion, like steering wheels and wing-flaps. As the iPhone moves off its original vertical axis, it causes a Wi-Fi connected servo motor to mimic the movement of the iPhone as it’s rotated.

While we’re used to shaking our phone to get the latest restaurant listing and turning it to orient ourselves with our surroundings, it’s fascinating to think about phones getting James Bond’ish and able to control the motions of anything that’s servo-enabled. i-Turn

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