By Marco Schwartz

Get the simplest out of Arduino by means of interfacing it with Android to create attractive interactive projects

About This Book

  • Learn how you can interface with and keep watch over Arduino utilizing Android devices
  • Discover how one can make the most of the mixed energy of Android and Arduino to your personal projects
  • Practical, step by step examples that will help you unharness the ability of Arduino with Android

Who This e-book Is For

This booklet is if you happen to are looking to how you can construct intriguing Arduino initiatives through interfacing it with Android. it is very important have a few simple event in electronics and programming. even if, you do not need to have any past event with the Arduino or Android platforms.

What you are going to Learn

  • Build Arduino structures that may be managed through wireless or Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Make a climate dimension station that may be monitored from Android
  • Build a sensible energy swap that may be managed through wireless from Android
  • Monitor your place remotely with a instant safety camera
  • Control a servo motor with Bluetooth Low power utilizing your phone's gyroscope
  • Open or shut a door utilizing voice controls or NFC
  • Control a cellular robotic utilizing Bluetooth Low Energy

In Detail

Arduino is an open resource microcontroller equipped on a single-circuit board that's in a position to receiving sensory enter from the surroundings and controlling interactive actual objects.

The first few tasks of this ebook will specialise in exhibiting tweets inside of your app through connecting to Twitter, controlling uncomplicated capabilities of the Arduino board, and connecting an Arduino-powered climate station to an Android cellphone through Bluetooth. subsequent, you'll how one can use the Arduino Yun board to attach a regular USB digicam to an area wireless community. on the finish of the booklet, you are going to construct an easy cellular robotic, attach it to an Arduino board and a Bluetooth module, then regulate the robotic from an Android telephone utilizing Bluetooth.

Each undertaking is defined in a step by step style, regularly beginning with the alternative of elements and the meeting of the hardware.

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When this is done, you can move on to the development of the Android app to control the Arduino board via the BLE sketch. [ 41 ] Controlling an Arduino Board via Bluetooth How to create a simple Android app to connect to the BLE module Connecting the Adafruit BLE module will give us the opportunity to: • Learn how to work with existing open source projects • Analyze Java and understand how the Main activity connects to the layout files • Modify the code to light up an LED via Bluetooth and get it to work For this project, we will be using an open source project that works perfectly with our Adafruit Bluetooth module and is optimized for the Android Studio IDE.

Com. If you purchased this book elsewhere, you can visit http://www. com/support and register to have the files e-mailed directly to you. [ 26 ] Chapter 1 Setting up your first Hello Arduino project Click on New Project when Android Studio launches as shown in the following screenshot: An important step within Android application development is configuring your project. 3 as the minimum target SDK, since we intend to use the Bluetooth Low Energy API, which was introduced in this particular version of Android.

7. Then, connect the other side of the resistor to Arduino pin 7. 8. Finally, connect the other pin of the LED (the cathode) to the blue power rail, that is to the ground. This is an image of the completely assembled project: Writing the Arduino sketch We will now write the Arduino sketch so that the Arduino board can talk with the BLE module and receive commands from Android via Bluetooth. set_name("my_arduino"); } aci_evt_opcode_t laststatus = ACI_EVT_DISCONNECTED; void loop() { // Tell the nRF8001 to do whatever it should be working on.

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