I’ve made, tinkered and played around with hundreds of Android Projects in my mayhem “Android” days (early 2012 ~ mid 2015) on my beloved Nexus One before I finally had to let go of it. I loved (and still do) building Apps that mostly interacted wirelessly with Hardware (mostly Arduino) either through Bluetooth/WiFi.
Came across this cool USB stick that allows you to connect to and control many devices from your smartphone.
One of the cool features is that it’s Arduino compatible 🙂
- 100% Arduino compatible.
- Built in Bluetooth V2.0+EDR module.
- Built in Infrared RX and TX.
- Based on the ATXMega128A1U microcontroller.
- 128KB Flash Memory (without Bootloader).
More info at this link (also from where I copied the above info 🙂 ):
This was a small presentation I gave at the Open Source India 2012 Conference in Bangalore, India.
Though it’s been months now, I’d like to share it here so that I don’t lose out my link 🙂 This video can’t be embedded right here as it’s protected. So, enjoy the direct link:
After spending days and more than 11 hours straight today, we’ve finally got Android talking with Arduino via WiFi using the cute little RN XV WiFi module. What was considered to be a mountain turned out to be a molehill. The funny part is that this now looks more easier than the Bluetooth communication which I’m comfortable with. What we’re doing here is connecting the Arduino to an Android device which is configured as a HotSpot (a very cool Android feature from ver 2.2 onwards). Snapshot:
I’ll be explaining in detail all steps, configurations and code in my next post since I’m very tired now having worked the entire day getting this working. It’s 2:30 A.M 🙂 Good Night