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Jimmy McGee · Nov 13, 2013

Hardware Hacking: How to Make Your Own USB keyboard for Android – XDA Developer TV

You hear a lot about app, kernel, and ROM development in the Android development community, and XDA is no exception. However, that's not all you can do. We've discussed it before, but you can do hardware modifications and development with Android and Google's Accessory Development Kit (ADK). In this episode, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler shows off how to make a "keyboard" for your Android device. Using an Arduino-like board, a USB cable, and some code, he creates a button that...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 12, 2013

Working with Google ADK, Arduino, and Amarino – XDA Developer TV

Recently, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler talked about why the Google ADK code is poor. In this episode, Adam put out the Hardware Hacker Signal, which looks a bit like a soldering iron, and got some responses. There are ways of working with the ADK and making it work for you. AdamOutler introduces like minded hardware hacker Kemonine. In this episode, Kemonine shows how to properly code with Arduino software and the Google ADK. Kemonine shows you many different tricks,...

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Jimmy McGee · May 1, 2013

Quality of Google ADK 2012 Code – XDA Developer TV

We all want to have more Android automation in our homes. XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler set out to do just that and spent around 40 hours attempting to reduce and rewrite the code driving the ADK2012 into something which would be more moldable and bendable.  He failed and he explains why in his rant which he calls the ADK2012 "The Worst Code Ever." So if you've ever wanted to work with Google Accessory Development Kit, make sure to check...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 3, 2013

Google ADK 2012: Working with Google’s Accessory Development Kit – XDA Developer TV

Last year at Google I/O, Google released its ADK 2012. XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler got a hold of the device and unboxed it after last years Google I/O. He showed off all the features of the device back then. He promptly placed it on his desk and left it in clock mode. In this video, AdamOutler decided it was time to do something with it. You will see AdamOutler deal with the display portion of the device. He will show...

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