Tapster Sidekick

Tapster Sidekick 1.5 taps and swipes a capacitive touch screen device, can perform multi-touch gestures, and can also push the physical buttons on the side of a device.

Challenge: 

A customer needed to automate access to the bootloader mode of a mobile phone.

Solution:

Sidekick 1.5 can access side buttons as well as tap the touchscreen of a smartphone. 

Please refer to the video below.

  • Rubber-tipped capacitive touchscreen end effector
  • Ships assembled, tested, and ready to go

Can be combined with a second Sidekick Robot for multi-touch (pinch and zoom) functionality

Specs

  • Tappable Area: 160mm x 80mm
  • Software: Firmata firmware
  • Electronics: Arduino Uno
  • Power: 12V power output (100V-220V input power supply included)

Requirements:

  • Computer running Mac, Windows, or Linux
  • USB port
  • Node.js

Common Customizations

  • Multi-touch Gestures: For use cases requiring multi-touch gestures like zoom or pinch, two Sidekick robots can be combined.
  • Camera: a camera can be mounted to capture screenshots

Watch Tapster Sidekick in action

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