Control Your Webcam Or Monitor With A Guitar Hero Pedal

If you have something at your workspace that's a pain to manually adjust — whether it's your monitor, your webcam, a microphone or something else — DIY enthusiast Tom Price shows us how to control it with an old video game pedal.

Tom's project was for his webcam, which he had to adjust every time his kids moved out of the frame when using Skype. So, armed with a now-obsolete Guitar Hero pedal, an Arduino and a servo motor, he turned his pedal into a manual controller for his webcam. Of course, you may not have these specific needs, but you could adapt this to nearly anything that can be moved by a motor. Check out the link below for the full how-to, and the video above to see it in action.

Twirly Webcam [Magic Smoke via Hack a Day]


    Why does everyone feel the need to use an arduino... surely there is a way to control a motor without using a microcontroller

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