POSTS TAGGED: Arduino
Posted February 5, 2014 at 09:00 am by Jimmy McGee
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 acce. . . READ ON »
Posted November 13, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jimmy McGee
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 when pressed will type whatever message you have programmed for the button. So if you wanted to know more about hardware hacking, Arduino development, or just want to see what cool proje. . . READ ON »
Posted June 19, 2013 at 07:00 am by Jimmy McGee
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 and dynamically creating origami objects from SMS messages.
Posted April 20, 2013 at 06:00 pm by Mike Szczys
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 pair of buttons that make up the interface.
There are several ways to connect the serial adapter to your devices. Kemonine included a micro USB connector so that you can monitor the serial terminal on an Android device, but that’s not the only way to pa. . . READ ON »
Posted April 16, 2013 at 09:00 pm by Mike Szczys
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 about 100 MB on your SD card when all is said and done. From there, you’ll be greeted with the main window where your sketch will be displayed. But if you’re not good at starting from line one, don’t fret. The code examples and support libraries yo. . . READ ON »