Category Archives: android

Another nice smart mirror

Interesting build, the author scaled down an existing version. https://medium.com/@maxbraun/smarter-mirrors-and-how-theyre-made-327997b9eff7

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Interesting list of apps for Podcasting

Not so sure Phones have the quality just yet for podcasting, but the apps look like they would do the work in a pinch.  SoundCloud looks pretty cool in this list.

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Use QuickRemote to connect Roku to Google Home

I have not heard of QuickRemote app before.  Apparently you can use it to tie into your Roku to control it via voice.  The reviews on Android are mixed so not sure if this is a good solution yet. https://www.howtogeek.com/342806/how-to-control-your-roku-with-google-homes-voice-assistant/ … Continue reading

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Crankshaft, another carputer

This is built onto of OpenAuto, and looks like its a simplified version of it.  Would be worth checking out. https://hackaday.com/2018/02/26/crankshaft-open-source-car-computer/

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How to run apps in Windows

Interesting its an emulator for andriod basically to allow you to run apps on Windows.  One is called Bluestack.  The other is NoxPlayer. https://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/heres-how-to-get-android-apps-running-on-your-laptop-1823353447

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Micromanage your data usage with Datally

Interesting app.  Seems more detailed than the standard google bit that breaks down what is using data and when. https://gizmodo.com/google-s-new-app-stops-your-android-phone-from-sucking-1820879455

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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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