Category Archives: android

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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Hacking the door buzzer to let you in via your phone

I should have seen this one coming. Just modify the buzzer so you can control it remotely via the internet. http://hackaday.com/2016/05/26/keyless-apartment-entry-with-relatively-little-effort/

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What to do with old tablets or phones

Interesting article on mod’s for old tablets (or phones).  I got a kick out of this $50 shield for arduino to use functionality of a tablet. The security camera idea I have seen before too. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-things-make-old-android-tablet/

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Another mirror display, but this maybe easier than using see thru glass

Interesting build.  I was thinking of something similar with a tablet.  What I like on this one is the author uses regular glass with reflective window film.  Much cheaper solution. http://www.instructables.com/id/100-Smart-Mirror-Pi/?ALLSTEPS

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Interesting, Android on RPi

The article talks about how it looks like Google/Android is adding in support for the Raspberry Pi3.  This could be interesting since Android M is suppose to support multiple screens, which makes it more “windows” like.  And its still pretty … Continue reading

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Convert tablets with broken digitizers to MAME based cabinet systems

Pretty cool build, but…how the heck did he wire in the joystick?  Ah found a bit on it.  He used a PS1 controller with a PS1 to USB adapter. http://www.mameau.com/mame-cablet-android-based-mame-cabinet/

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