Android + Firmata

Firmata is a generic protocol for communicating with microcontrollers from software on a host computer. It is intended to work with any host computer software package. Right now there is a matching object in a number of languages. It is easy to add objects for other software to use this protocol. Basically, this firmware establishes a protocol for talking to the Arduino from the host software. The aim is to allow people to completely control the Arduino from software on the host computer. Former site.

Our efforts will be focused on using an Android device as the ‘brains’ of a robot.

You will need

• A PC with Eclipse and Android Studio installed.

• An OTG compatible Android device.

• An OTG Cable. I’ll try to have a couple extra for purchase.

• The Arduino of your choice. You’ll want to develop and download code to the Arduino before arrival. Better yet, try out some of the Firmata code from the Arduino IDE before arrival.

OTG Cable

— You after it all works! —

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