Making Android talk with Arduino through WiFi

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:

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Android Arduino WiFi

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

Introduction to chipKit Max32

Who doesn’t know Arduino? But do you know chipKit?

Inspired by Arduino, chipKit is a series of PIC prototyping board based on the popular Arduino IDE and compatible with many Arduino libraries and shields.

I got myself one of those and within minutes was ready with a blinking LED and a LCD Display.

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Here is the blinking LED and LCD Video:

Good Luck 🙂

OpenSourcing Myself !!!

I’ve always wanted to blog and share what I do, but as they say, planting the first brick is the most difficult part. And here it is. 🙂

I’ll blog about technology, religion, my many hands on experiences with new gadgets, programming tips and tricks, circuit diagrams, presentations links, philanthropic ideas and initiatives and lot.

And most importantly, share all my ‘gyaan’ with the world as I’m a staunch believer of open source and being open.

My posts will be random initially, but will get more organized over time as I get more comfortable managing a blog.

I’d like to close my first post by quoting these last lines from a poem by Robert Frost:

The woods are lovely dark and deep,
And I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep!!!

Cheers!!!