Category Archives: android

Google now does parking?

Interesting add on to Google maps in finding a parking spot.  Its free where I have seen apps in the past charge for this. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/parking-google-maps/

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Pretty simple 2D CNC arm

Basically a simple plotter.  This one is a nice build cause you can move it around and it seems to cover a full 8×11 sheet of paper.  Could be worth checking out someday to build myself.  Oh uses an arduino … Continue reading

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Convert a Fire Tablet to be more stock Android

Interesting set of tips on how to convert one to be more stock android without killing off athe Amazon extras. https://www.howtogeek.com/270382/how-to-make-the-amazon-fire-tablet-more-like-stock-android/

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Getting Serial data from Arduion ot RPi to MySQL with CoAP

I have heard bits about CoAP in the past, never thought past that.  Looks like CoAP could be a good simple interface for IoT builds.  This one is getting sensor data out to the rest of the system https://www.instructables.com/id/Serial-Data-From-Arduino-to-Raspberry-Pi-to-MySQL-/

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Turn a google phone into a google home system

OK so you add a speaker and turn on google now and bam…google home.  But…I think you need to be running a relatively recent version of Android to do this.  I am guessing 5.0 and up?  So if you got … Continue reading

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Simple battery level indicator for Arduino

Uses some custom characters, but could be worth adding in to your project so you have an idea as to if you need to charge the device or not. https://www.hackster.io/thearduinoworld/arduino-addons-battery-level-indicator-756b76

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Brillo is now Andriod of Things

Looks like Google has rebranded Brillo, its initial push for an embedded OS, to be Android things.  Whats new?  Looks like they added Java support, Android Studio, OTA updates, And works on a few more boards.  Will be interesting to … Continue reading

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How to use a tablet as a RPi Screen

Basically you VNC into the RPi. http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-Your-Tablet-As-Raspberry-Pi-Screen/

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TestButler, opensource app to test apps from LinkedIn

Looks like an interesting tool to try. https://www.linux.com/news/21-open-source-projects-iot

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Need to launch an app on Android and iOS, use Launchkit

Stumbled on this by accident.  Apparently Launchkit, which was commercial, open sourced their tools that are used to help setup an app for going on Google Playstore or Apple. LaunchKit team heads to Google and open-sources its tools for helping … Continue reading

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