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Jimmy McGee · Feb 5, 2014

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,...

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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 19, 2013

Pearl Chen to Talk NFC Development at XDA:DevCon 2013

From HTML to LEDs or Android to Arduino, Hardware Hacking is a pastime of many people including XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler. Another hardware enthusiast is Pearl Chen. When working on something, she takes on a cross-disciplinary approach. With over 9 years of professional experience in web technologies, Pearl has a body of work that includes Facebook campaigns for Google Chrome and microsites for Nike. Pearl also tackles more unusual jobs such as modifying the guts of Nintendo Wii controllers...

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Mike Szczys · Apr 20, 2013

Universal Arduino Serial Adapter will Interface with Android and More

If you're the kind of person who likes to tinker with the lower levels of Android devices, I think you're going to love this project. XDA Senior Member Kemonine96 came up with a design he calls the Universal Arduino Serial Adapter. As the name implies, it uses an Arduino board to connect to a serial interface on your target device. The project is still in its infancy, but this image of the working electronics shows off the LCD screen, joystick, and...

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Mike Szczys · Apr 16, 2013

Code for and Program Arduino Boards Using ArduinoDroid

Hobby electronics enthusiasts will be happy to learn of the arrival of an Arduino IDE for Android, which includes support for uploading sketches to the popular microcontroller development boards. ArduinoDroid hit Google Play a few days ago, and I gave it a whirl as soon as I had the chance. The APK is small and installs quickly, with the bulk of the package being downloaded when you first open the app. This second download contains the SDK, which takes up...

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