Posts Tagged ‘Android’

An Android TV-stick baseboard

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Necromant designed and built an Android TV stick baseboard: The idea was dumb simple. I needed a USB hub, since TV sticks don’t have many USB ports included. I needed GPIOs, so I threw in an attiny2313 that occupied one of the HUB’s ports, I needed a few relays and...

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DroidScript, Bus Pirate helper app for your Android device

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

JamesNewton writes, "I finally managed to write a USB OTG helper script for talking to the Bus Pirate.  The biggest problem I have with the Bus Pirate is that on the human side it speaks in very terse, hard to remember, codes. The point of this script is to make...

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Open source Android IMSI-Catcher Detector

Friday, January 9th, 2015

The crew from SecUpwN wrote in to tell us about their free and open source project to detect IMSI-Catchers and Silent SMS attacks with your Android smartphone: The Android IMSI-Catcher Detector Starting out on XDA Developers, our small team and me has been working on an open-source security-related Android App since the...

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Creating Android BLE app

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Dany over at Elecfreaks writes: If you are an electronics enthusiast, and also fond of programming, I would be very glad to share with you an Android BLE application development method, so you can integrate the phone and MCU to do some more interesting things. Right now we begin to...

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Portable bluetooth-enabled scrolling LED matrix display

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

An open-source cascadable 8x8 LED matrix module using Arduino and MAX7219 from Embedded Lab: Easy Matrix is a cascadable 8x8 LED matrix module with the MAX7219 chip on board, which allows to control the display with only 3 I/O pins from microcontroller. Multiple Easy Matrix modules can be easily cascaded to...

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Light up your XMAS from your Smartphone

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Boris of Open Electronics writes: This post is about a light animation game that can light up your Christmas. There’s Bluetooth, Android and audio files: a perfect festive mashup. A spectrum analyzer will help us color the winter festivities. Every year at Christmas we always want to try something new...

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Another tiny Linux box

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Odrioid is yet another tiny board capable of running Linux or Android. It's only 48mm x 52mm, yet it features a 1.7 GHz quad core Cortex A9 processor, the Mali-400 quad core GPU, and 2 GBs of DDR2. Unfortunately there are no GPIO pins, so interfacing with it has to...

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Posted in Android | 11 Comments »

Bus Pirate with a Nexus 7 tablet

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Dolabra connected his Bus Pirate to the Nexus 7 tablet. All it takes is an OTG USB cable and a serial app to get your Bus Pirate going. I have been playing around with USB OTG on my new nexus 7 tablet. I wanted to see if I could talk...

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Posted in Android, Bus Pirate | 6 Comments »

FT311D now supports Android Open Accessory Mode 2.0

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

A few weeks ago we posted that the FT311D Android Open Accessory (AOA) ICs didn't support AOA 2.0 devices. This has been rectified in the latest silicon revision (rev C.). The device required a change to enable connection to the latest revision of Android Open Accessory Mode, upgraded from 1.0...

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Posted in Android, USB | 1 Comment »

FT311D errata: The IC doesn’t work with Android v4.1 and above

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

We designed a breakout board for the FT311D Android Open Accessory (AOA) ICs. We got the prototypes in our workshop, and in the free PCB drawer. Only thing missing is for FTDI to start selling them. In this waiting period we stumbled onto the errata for this IC. There are...

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Posted in Android, documentation | 13 Comments »

3D Model: FT311D Breakout Board

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Today's 3D model is the latest board from our shop, the FT311D Android Open Accessory IC Breakout Board. It's designed on our DP6037 standard sized board, for compstibility with out  Sick of Beige cases. Check out out Sick of Beige customization tutorial explaining how to fit your project into our Sick of Beige cases....

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Eagle Parts: FT311D Android Open Accessory host USB IC

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

We added the recently released FT311D Android Open Accessory host USB IC in a LQFP-32 package to our Eagle library. The device makes it easy to communicate to Android devices using the Android Open Accessory Mode available on Android platforms from 3.1 and up. The reference circuit is pretty simple,...

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FTDI releases the FT311D USB host IC which provides easy communication with Android devices

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

  FTDI released the FT311D USB host IC for easy communication with Android devices. It features 7 GPIOs, one I2C peripheral, one UART, one SPI, and 4 PWM peripherals. The device acts as a USB host to an Android device, while the Android's app directly controls the peripherals on the...

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Posted in Android, USB | 3 Comments »

Unboxing of the Meizu MX Android phone and gaining root access with the Bus Pirate

Friday, July 13th, 2012

[embed][/embed] Adam unboxes the Meizu Mx and gets root access using the Bus Pirate. The phone is torn down to the main-board to gain access to the UART test points on the board. After that it was a simple matter of connecting the Bus Pirate to the phones UART lines....

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App note: Control a USB Host-enabled AVR from an Android device

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

Atmel describes how to control an AVR chip from an Android device. This document introduces the Android Open Accessory Protocol  for Atmel® microcontrollers. The library and examples are  included in the Atmel AVR® Software Framework (ASF) to provide the customer with a quick and easy way to get started with...

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Liquidware Amber 7” open source hardware Android tablet

Monday, May 21st, 2012

[embed][/embed] Liquidware is developing a 7'' open source hardware Android tablet called Amber. The Amber is a 7” projected capacitive tablet driven by a 1 GHz, ARM Cortex-A9 OMAP3730 from Texas Instruments. We’ve customized a version of Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 to run on the Amber, and its 2 USB host...

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Posted in Android, ARM | 4 Comments »

Control your Bus Pirate with an Android Tablet

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

N3mesys successfully controlled the Bus Pirate with an Android Tablet using the USB Serial Monitor app. This software lets Android enabled devices connect to FTDI USB-to-serial chips. The FT232RL and FT230X ICs are supported, so this works with older Arduinos and lots of other stuff with the common USB-to-serial chip....

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Posted in Android, Bus Pirate | 6 Comments »

Debuging Android on the Aura Design Life Pad via the Bus Pirate

Monday, March 26th, 2012

[embed][/embed] Adam unboxes the Aura Design Life Pad, and immediately proceeds to tear-it-down. After soldering some wires to the UART port on the board he explains how to debug this Android Tabled with the Bus Pirate. Via the forum.

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ArduinoCommander: An Android app controls Arduinos

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

[embed][/embed] ArduinoCommander is an Android app for controlling an Arduino via a Bluetooth shield: display board firmware version, name and Firmata protocol version set pin mode (analog/digital input/output, pwm) get/set pin values read messages from the board (Firmata String Sysex message) beautiful WYSIWYG interface with 320x480, 480x800, 480x854, 1024x600 and...

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Circuit simulator for Android devices

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Cameron tipped us to a circuit simulator for Android devices. It looks a lot like the java based circuit simulator we wrote about a few weeks ago.  Everycircuit seems like a useful tool if you want to play around with electronics anywhere you find yourself. Unfortunately it seems to only...

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