January 21, 2013

The Arduino light-seeker

 When experimenting with an Arduino for the first few weeks, it's amazing what you can come up with using a small amount of hardware and some imagination. One example of this is by Instructables user "aze1337" who used two light sensors mounted on a servo horn to create their light-seeking device. By measuring the light levels the Arduino can determine which direction has more light, and move the servo accordingly. This may seem simple, but could used as a step towards greater devices such as robots or guidance for solar collectors. Nevertheless, here's the project at work:

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