April 16, 2014

Using Arduino to automate iPad game-playing

And now for something completely different - Uli Kilian has used the Arduino platform to automate the paying of the iPad game "Jurassic Park". Although this may seem like a fruitless pursuit, success in the game requries a high level of interaction - or paying for in-app purchases.

Thus Uli's device is programmed to press the required areas on the iPad screen to simulate user input. The system is created from LEGO Technics parts, and deftly moves and touches the iPad as shown in the following video:

So if you're really into these sorts of games, a system such as Uli's could be run overnight to help your play move forward. For more information, visit the article on Wired. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

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