[Noisebridge-announce] Andriod / Arduino hacking anyone? -- Sunday, 3pm, at Noisebridge
maltman23 at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 6 14:55:30 PDT 2011
Thanks to everyone who came to the meetup yesterday.
We had quite a crowd. Lots of people got a new OS on their phone, and lots of people got their phones to play with some version of Arduino.
With everyone's help, I got my new G2 phone rooted, with the latest version of CyanogenMod installed, and an app to run the Google ADK so I can control the Google ADK hardware (to make pretty colored lights, move servo motors, turn relays on and off, read temperature, and read joystick movements)!
So that others may benefit from my experience, I documented how I got my phone to do all this (with some useful-to-know, undocumented tips, supplied by others along the way), and put it on the wiki:
Though this is specifically for the G2 phone, this documentation should be useful for others, since the process should be very similar.
It took me 3 hours, start to finish. With my documentation, maybe you can do it in less time?
From: maltman23 at hotmail.com
To: noisebridge-announce at lists.noisebridge.net
Subject: Andriod / Arduino hacking anyone? -- Sunday, 3pm, at Noisebridge
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 18:40:53 -0700
A couple of weeks ago Google announced the ability for Android to connect with Arduino to be used as a cheap, easy-to-use hardware development platform. Google then created ADK (Android Development Kit, based on Arduino), which is not cheap -- but they gave a bunch away for free at the Maker Faire last weekend.
Since most of us are relatively clueless on how to hack Android phones, or how to connect them to Arduino to do cool things, a bunch of us are getting together next Sunday to put our collective heads together to see how to make it all work on our Android phones.
It is likely that a Google employee and Android developer (or two) will be joining us to help out. Maybe there will even be an ADK (or more) to be given away.
When: Sunday, 5-June, 3pm
Where: Noisebridge 2169 Mission St., 3rd floor
What: get our Android phones to play with Arduino (including the Google ADK)
Who: anyone (regardless of skill level) who cares to join in the fun
Please fee free to pass this along to anyone who may be interested.
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