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Discover how to create cool Arduino devices that talk to Android smartphones and tablets
Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius brings two popular open-source technologies together with a series of hands-on projects that marry the worlds of touch-screen devices and physical computing. The book covers the Android Open Application Development Kit and USB interface, showing you how to use it with the basic Arduino platform. Other projects demonstrate methods of communication between Android and Arduino--including sound, Bluetooth, and WiFi/Ethernet--that don't require the ADK at all.
From fun, inventive projects such as building a Geiger counter or Bluetooth-controlled Arduino robot, to practical home automation projects, the book contains something for everyone. Included is a beginner's guide to programming the Arduino that will help those who are new to the platform start with a firm foundation.
Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil GeniusDemonstrates how to use the Android Open Accessory Development Kit (ADK) with the basic Arduino platform Features self-contained projects that include an clear explanation of the theory as well as practical, step-by-step instructions thoroughly illustrated with drawings and photographs Shows how to use Ethernet, Bluetooth, and short-range RF links to talk to ArduinoReveals the author's own never-before-seen sound-based link for making the two devices communicate with audio tonesProvides the fundamental knowledge you need to create your own projectsContains techniques that work with ANY Android deviceExplains how to create practical, useful home automation devices and communicate with them by radio or Internet
Everything for the Evil Genius
Bluetooth-Controlled Robot; Geiger Counter Using ADK; Light Show Using ADK; TV Remote Using ADK; Temperature Logger Using ADK; Home Automation Controller; Controlling Mains Devices; Smart Home Thermostat; RFID Door Lock; Power Consumption Meter; Delay Timer; Programming Primer
TEAM ARDUINO UP WITH ANDROID FOR SOME MISCHIEVOUS FUN
Filled with practical, do-it-yourself gadgets, Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius shows you how to create Arduino devices and control them with Android smartphones and tablets. Easy-to-find equipment and components are used for all the projects in the book.
This wickedly inventive guide covers the Android Open Application Development Kit (ADK) and USB interface and explains how to use them with the basic Arduino platform. Methods of communication between Android and Arduino that don't require the ADK--including sound, Bluetooth, and WiFi/Ethernet are also discussed. An Arduino ADK programming tutorial helps you get started right away.
Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius: Contains step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Provides tips for customizing the projects Covers the underlying principles behind the projects Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed Provides all source code on the book's website
Build these and other devious devices: Bluetooth robot Android Geiger counter Android-controlled light show TV remote Temperature logger Ultrasonic range finder Home automation controller Remote power and lighting control Smart thermostat RFID door lock Signaling flags Delay timer