Tapster - Mobile Automation Robot
by hugs, published
- Simulates a human finger on a capacitive touchscreen device
- Open source hardware (BSD License)
- 3D printable
- Made with Bitbeam, an open-source 3D printable LEGO-Technic compatible building system.
- Programmed with Node.js + Johnny-Five + Arduino (Nodebots FTW!)
- Designed by the creator of Selenium, the popular browser automation tool.
- USB powered (5V)
- Tappable area is 140mm x 80mm (Ideal for Nexus 4, iPhone 4, or iPhone 5)
Why would I want this?
Use Tapster to automate apps on mobile devices, such as iPhone or Android. If you're a software developer, any time you change a line of code, you need to check that every important interaction still works in the app on a real device. Sure, you can manually check things yourself, or have your friends and family do it for you a few times, but that gets old quickly. Life is too short for manual testing -- have a robot do it for you!
Main project files can be tracked here:
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Obligatory YouTube action video!:
If you want a Tapster and would rather spend some money to save printing and assembly time, I'm selling the robot on Tindie:
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Tapster - Mobile Automation Robot by hugs is licensed under the BSD License license.
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- Remixing or Changing this Thing is allowed.
- Commercial use is allowed.
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