July 04, 2013

"ANDRUINO" - the two way Android Arduino controller via Bluetooth

 Once again Instructables member "techbitar" and their friends at the pin13 hackerspace have come up with an excellent and inexpensive method of wireless Arduino control via an Android phone. In this example they've published a polished and neat Android app that allows for digital pin control, PWM adjustment, sending text data and more. This is useful if you need a quick remote-control solution, and also explains how to use inexpensive Bluetooth modules with an Arduino as well. For a full demonstration check out the following video:

That's a well developed Android app and an overall interesting demonstration. Visit the project page to find out more. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

Another way of interfacing Anrdoid phones with Arduino is with a boad that has a USB host shield, such as our Freetronics USBDroid board:

Apart from being a fully Arduino Uno-compatible, it has onboard microSD socket and the full USB socket and host-mode controller. As well as the Bluetooth application described above, this is the ideal platform for developing peripherals or projects based around Android devices with ADK (Android Developer Kit) functionality, but without requiring a USB host controller shield stacked onto an Arduino. For more information and to order, visit the product page here

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