PhoneBOT is a cheap, simple, and quick method for turning an Android phone into a robot.
What makes PhoneBOT so great?
Most hobby robots are powered by an Arduino or some other microcontroller. The user must buy a frustrating amount of extensions and add ons, like Bluetooth modules and motor shields, to improve the robot's functionality. A PhoneBOT is powered by a phone. The user can program a PhoneBOT to access the phone's hardware. With PhoneBOT, the user can build a robot with tons of features, such as Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, etc, at a fraction of the cost. Building an equally powerful Arduino or Raspberry Pi robot can cost hundreds of dollars. PhoneBOT's aim is to be the perfect entry level robot. Cost, difficulty, and time consumption are the biggest priorities. Therefore, no special skills or tools are required to construct a PhoneBOT. TL; DR PhoneBOT can make anyone a powerful roboticist. Cue Evil Laugh
How does it work?