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Phone Based Scan/Tilt Platform

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Phone Based Scan/Tilt Platform by mpluma Mar 22, 2013
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A scan and tilt platform that uses servo to turn a mast left/right. The basket at the top of the mast houses a phone that is tilted via servo.

Created for the Arxterra Project. The goal of which is to bring Mars Rover type bots into the hands of the common maker via Open Source Design and missions.

The Arxterra Kickstarter will be launched soon. Like #Arxterra on Facebook.



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Print it. Slap some servos on there and stick a phone that fits in the basket. I modeled this around a Samsung Nexus S and Hi-tec servos. There is USB access on the left side of the basket. The front of the basket supports the phone but does not block the camera or light sensor. The back of the basket allows full access to screen and buttons.

oh yeah , and you'll need some 7/8" OD tubing to use as a mast. I used aluminum cut to about 12". And you'll need some screws to keep it all together. I standardized to M3x8 Hex socket screws. I think you'll need some longer ones too, like M3x20, to hold the housing together. And don't forget the nuts!

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