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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...

Jimmy McGee · May 30, 2012

How to Build an Android App Part 3: Arduino Development – XDA TV

Last year at Google I/O, Google released the Android Accessory Development Kit. And yesterday we gave a brief primer on the options available for those looking to get started with the ADK. Arduino is the foundation which the Google ADK is based upon. In this video, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler demonstrates setup and use of an Arduino. To start things off, AdamOutler shows us how to use an Arduino board to make a LED array. He then programs the board to...

Adam Outler · Mar 25, 2012

Open-Source Hardware–The Industry Standard

The center of most modern development is Open-Source. Open-Source is a huge selling point, allowing the user to potentially be on equal or greater knowledge-footing than product support.  Open-Source allows the end user to read and write the same software that comes on the device.  Open-Source also gives us the tools we need to modify our devices. Lets take a look back at the beginnings of Open-Source, back in the 70's.  When Richard Stallman's (Founder of GNU) printer jammed, it...