If you’re more inclined to travel with or use an Android tablet – and have been hankering to do some Arduino development while out and about – this new piece of software by Anton Smirnov might solve your problem. Instead of waiting for someone else to do it – he wrote his own Arduino IDE for Android devices and published it on Google Play. Naturally it works better using a tablet of some type, as shown in the following video:
That’s a great effort on Anton’s part and an interesting development for the community. For more details and notes visit the project page and Google Play. And for more, we’re on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.
If you’re looking interested in controlling an Arduino board via Android, or the Android ADK in general – you’ll need an Arduino-compatible board with inbuilt USB host shield, such as our Freetronics USBDroid board:
Apart from being a fully Arduino Uno-compatible, it has onboard microSD socket and the full USB socket and host-mode controller. As well as the Bluetooth application described above, this is the ideal platform for developing peripherals or projects based around Android devices with ADK (Android Developer Kit) functionality, but without requiring a USB host controller shield stacked onto an Arduino. For more information and to order, visit the product page here.