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Offline klimsTopic starter

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Android robot control app
« on: January 31, 2011, 09:09:45 PM »
Hey guys,

I recently wrote an app using App Inverntor for my Android phone and thought I'd share it if anyone was interested. It was made for my Samsung Galaxy S (Froyo, 480 x 800 screen).

All the action buttons/check boxes can be programmed to send out whatever text you like over a bluetooth connection.


Current limitations:
-non-fluid layout (all buttons are hard coded to a position). This means that it may not work well on screens with less res than 480 x 800.
-no multi threading, which means no receiving of information, only sending.

I have source code for the Axon using Webbotlib also if you can't be bothered writing your own.


Cheers

Edit: can't upload the .apk file. It's too big. PM me your email address if you want it.
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Re: Android robot controll app
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011, 09:37:07 PM »
Sorry Admin I seem to have posted in the wrong section...  ::)

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Re: Android robot controll app
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011, 12:08:28 PM »
I'm curious, how do you communicate with the Axon?

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Re: Android robot controll app
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2011, 02:25:09 PM »
Bah! I must have been sleeping when I started this thread.

It communicates using bluetooth.

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Re: Android robot controll app
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2011, 08:41:00 PM »
Quote
Edit: can't upload the .apk file.
tried zipping it?

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Re: Android robot control app
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2011, 02:45:25 PM »
Or make it a free download on the Android market place?
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Re: Android robot control app
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2011, 12:45:17 AM »
tried zipping it?
Yeah still too large. The file shrunk from 1,173 KB to 1,168 KB lol.

Or make it a free download on the Android market place?
Google says it can't be done at the moment. Haven't looked into it any more than this.

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Re: Android robot control app
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2011, 08:05:38 AM »
Email it to me, and I'll host it on SoR for you.

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Re: Android robot control app
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2011, 08:43:46 AM »
In case anyone is interested...

Android bluetooth control

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Re: Android robot control app
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2011, 01:01:01 PM »
hey Klims - looks good !!

Did you design the gait in my Gait Designer and use the Gait Runner part of WebbotLib ?
If so I'd like to add a link to it from the WebbotLib website - if its ok with you

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Re: Android robot control app
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2011, 06:43:57 PM »
Yes, yes and yes  :)

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Re: Android robot control app
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2011, 07:57:24 PM »
Android bluetooth robot control apps available for download here:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/downloads/android_bluetooth_app/

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Re: Android robot control app
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2011, 01:05:22 AM »
How are you able to connect over bluetooth?

I've never tried my Axon with Andriod, but I tried an arduino. The problem I kept running into was that it wouldn't pair with the device and had to use Armarino to pair the bluetooth (Andriod meets Arduino).

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Re: Android robot control app
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2011, 01:08:10 AM »
I am using the BlueSmirf and it connects fine to Android. I don't think the Axon really has much to do with the connection, just receiving the data

 


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