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Offline bhsmithTopic starter

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Robot control with IPhone
« on: October 19, 2009, 06:27:42 AM »
How would you be able to contol a bot with an IPhone.  Here, http://apple-phone-hacks.com/iphone-controlled-r2d2-robot/ is an example of what I am talking about.  Would you have to create a IPhone specific app to be able to do this or are there other ways.

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Re: Robot control with IPhone
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 06:33:29 AM »
If I had to guess, I'd say that he probably has his own app of some kind, and that it is transmitted to the robot either by bluetooth or wireless.  I don't believe iPhone/iTouch apps are that hard to make.  If you can figure out how to program your robot, you should be fine in making an iPhone app. 

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Re: Robot control with IPhone
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2009, 12:35:07 PM »
I'm actually working on an app for my Palm Pre to control my robot/view data with. I'm having to hack to the core of the operating system though because the native code does not support specific data transmission over bluetooth, at least as far as I can tell.

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Re: Robot control with IPhone
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2009, 04:18:39 PM »
I know there are some apps for controlling certain robots.  I think there is one for the lego mindstorm.  I haven't looked into how to make Iphone apps yet.  I have no idea how it is done, but it is something that I'm going to look into as my future project.  If the apps aren't hard to make then I may start working on one then.

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Re: Robot control with IPhone
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009, 10:51:01 PM »
Hack a day has a stack of iPhone hacks, most of these have links to tutes or source code too.

http://hackaday.com/category/iphone-hacks/

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Re: Robot control with IPhone
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2009, 10:40:14 PM »
You're probably going to have to jailbreak the phone, since apple is an asshole when it comes to apps.

For others interested in controlling their robots using their phones, I highly suggest you use an android phone. It's all open source and you can put your own apps on it, so it's pretty easy to program for.

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Re: Robot control with IPhone
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2009, 06:49:21 AM »
Just remember kids if you jailbreak your iPhone read the instructions and change the password or Rick Astley will get you
http://www.itnews.com.au/News/160078,jailbroken-iphones-fall-victim-to-australian-virus.aspx

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Re: Robot control with IPhone
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2009, 06:59:05 AM »
Just remember kids if you jailbreak your iPhone read the instructions and change the password or Rick Astley will get you
http://www.itnews.com.au/News/160078,jailbroken-iphones-fall-victim-to-australian-virus.aspx
i loled so hard at that, i respect the kid for this.
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