Build Some Awesome Motion-Controlled Servos With A Raspberry Pi

If you’ve ever wanted to magically make something move with a wave of your hand, this Raspberry Pi project can make it happen.

This build, from Kurt E. Clothier and Justin Platz, uses a Raspberry Pi (they used the V1 B+ model), some micro servos, a Leap Motion Controller, and a data streaming service called PubNub to make LEDs move and light up with the movement of your hands. You’ll also need a computer and a bunch of other electronic components to complete the project, and the set up is pretty in-depth too.

Once it’s all put together, however, the motion controller will be able to read your hand movement and finger placement to put on a nifty light show (as seen in the video above). Of course, you could also use the tech to come up with something cool on your own too. Maybe you’re building a robot that needs some motion controlled arms, or just want to liven up your parties. You can check out the complete guide at the link below.

IoT Motion Controlled Servos [Instructables]

The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

Here are the cheapest plans available for Australia’s most popular NBN speed tier.

At Lifehacker, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. BTW – prices are accurate and items in stock at the time of posting.


Leave a Reply