On a standard headphone plug, the left channel comes through the outer ”tip” contact, the right channel through the middle ”ring” contact, and the ground connection through the inner ”sleeve” contact. The acronym for these so-called ”tip-ring-sleeve” connectors is where TRS Drawbot gets its name. It has no microchips or circuit boards and uses free software to turn line graphics into sound files that make almost any audio device into an on-the-go robot controller.

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