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Controlling Robots Remotely With AirTurn Pedals

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Cory Riback is a clown performer who uses robot puppets to teach children about STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Cory was looking for a way to remotely trigger movements and audio clips for his robots without the use of a handheld device. That's when he discovered AirTurn.

Cory designed his robots to react to a "playlist" of MIDI commands so that each command would trigger a sequence of movements and sound that would correspond to a script as part of his "Fun With STEM" act. He wanted to be able to do this during a live stage act in a way that would make the robots "come alive" on their own, without any obvious control from him.

 

tn BT105-PB4When Cory learned about AirTurn's line of wireless Bluetooth controllers, he got in touch with the company to come up with a custom set of commands that the 4-pedal BT-105 would send to the robots.  Thanks to AirTurn's custom codes option, Cory was able to work with AirTurn's engineers to come up with a solution to make his robots come to life - hands-free.

 

Click on the image below to go to the WCCB Charlotte article that contains a video of Cory demonstrating his AirTurn-controlled robots on live TV.

 

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