Ever since custom recoveries and roms became popular, nandroid backups have been the fall back method for all android enthusiasts, irrespective of their confidence levels. They allow easy backup and restore in case things go wrong, which happens invariably when a modification is being tested. With that being said, how relevant are Nandroid Backups to this day? Back in 2011, when the world of Android was being awed by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2, a little modification made its appearance...
How to Make an Internet Controlled PowerStrip for the Internet of Things – XDA Developer TV
WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. WE ARE TRAINED PROFESSIONALS!!!
It’s coming, it will be huge, it will change the world as we know it, and it has a pretty silly name. What is it? It is the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is the buzz term for the world when everything is connected to the Internet: TVs, toasters, couches, anything. The great thing about that is that we will be able to develop and automate things, or at least make them easier. How can we take advantage of that?
In this episode, Recognized Developer AdamOutler demonstrates the use of the Spark Core to control just about anything with an Android device. The Spark Core is a $35 cloud-enabled micro-controller device that allows you to access your Spark Core from your Android device from anywhere in the world. So, being the tinkerer that he is, AdamOutler explores the remote control capability rather than programmability. So it you like seeing amazing things you didn’t know were possible, check out this video.
Links Mentioned in the video :
- Safer Way to Control Power
- Remote Control Outlet shown in “How to Build an Android App Part 5
- Working with Relays
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