Homemade iPad robot is a piano-playing prodigy

Homemade iPad robot is a piano-playing prodigy


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It turns out the iPad can be a pretty great piano player.
Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac

It’s pretty darn cool watching talented human musicians bust out music using an iPad, but one thing we’re all limited by is the ability to react perfectly to 120 frames of motion each second.

Which is why it’s awesome to see the work of YouTube user DenverFinn, who recently built a D.I.Y. robot with the express aim of breaking the record for iPad piano game Piano Tiles. With the aid of an iPhone and a homemade machine able to hammer a specific tile on the screen when asked to, DenverFinn’s robot shows prodigy levels of piano-playing excellence.

Check out the video below.

I’m always a sucker for homemade hacks that can work with iOS devices, and this one is among the best I’ve seen. While the video starts off going at human speeds, the end result looks incredibly impressive — before finally missing a tile after hitting the 21-per-second threshold.

Not bad. Not bad at all! Whether Piano Tiles‘ makers will accept the record-breaking score is, of course, another matter…

Via: The Verge


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