Just in time for a Friday morning, here’s a neart little video showing an all-new iPod nano transformed into a little walking robot, from the same dude who made the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch into a tryptch of walking technology a few months ago.
“Getting the nano to display an animation was done with a simple trick, since the nano is not iOS-based and doesn’t allow the installation of third party apps. It does, however, display animated GIFs, and that’s how the eye animation was created.” (Mashable)
To make the robot move the hacker says, “For this project, I have developed very simple way to control two servo motors by iPod nano: using the sound from headphone jack as PWM signal that controls the servo motors! Yes, two servos are powered by miniature 3.7V 110mAh Li-Po battery and control lines are directly connected to headphone jack! Very simple!”