This week, we are going to do some tinkering and build a hanging scale with a Yocto-Bridge and an Android smart phone. The aim is to weigh objects ranging from a few hundreds of grams to about twenty kilos, in order to weigh objects such a model air planes or bikes. Strangely, two widely popular hobbies at Yoctopuce :-)
The post of this week is dedicated to Android. We implemented Android projects a number of times already, but this week we are going to concentrate on the software part. We are going to write a short application displaying the value of a temperature sensor connected by USB.
This week, we decided to create an Android TV application which displays pictures and adjusts the room lighting depending on the displayed picture. This application isn't designed to compete with Philips' Ambilight, but simply change the hue of the room lighting depending on the dominant color of the picture, to create a "cosy" atmosphere.
Yoctopuce support often receives questions on how to use our Android library. Indeed, some choices made by Google force developers to pay careful attention to how to perform input/output operations, and more particularly for network access. In this post, we are going to show you our solution to this issue.
We often receive requests for an Android version of the VirtualHub. It doesn't exist, but we provide an Android library enabling developers to use our modules directly from their app. However, we didn't have a solution for users who don't want to develop their own applications. We adjust our aim by announcing our new Android application: Yocto-Toolbox.
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