Jimmy McGee · Sep 25, 2012 at 03:00 pm

Android Augmentation and Electronics Mod 101: Hacking a Relay into a Circuit – XDA Developer TV

We here at XDA typically spend our time focusing on software and firmware development—porting features to other devices, unlocking “unhackable” device bootloaders, and so on. This video takes us out of this type of development and into the realm of hardware hacking. We have discussed some Ardunio and other hardware mods with our friend XDA Elite Recognized Developer and XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler in the past.

In this video, AdamOutler elaborates on use of relays mentioned in How to Build an Android App Part 5.  He discusses how relays work internally and how they can be applied to a circuit. Finally AdamOutler gives a demonstration of how to apply a relay to a basic circuit and control it with the XDA ADK from the same video. So heat up your soldering iron and check out this video!

WARNING: Always use caution when working with electricity and never take any risks.

Please read here for safety tips when modifying circuits.

Be sure to check out other great XDA Developer TV Videos.


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