Well let's say installing the Basic Stamp software is easy...
MPLAB for Pic software difficult...
And the Android software *very* difficult. (In my opinion.)
Or in other words, I would bet that a WHOLE lot more people would be able to install the Basic Stamp software and get it working than the Android software.
Anyway I tried this on my faster XP Pro PC (P4 3.2 GHZ) and I did not need any PATH entries to get it to work. And it takes the virtual cell phone only about 2 minutes to boot when run from Eclipse.
Seems to boot a bit faster when the emulator is run as a stand alone application...
MPLAB installation difficult? It's very easy to install, I've hardly ever seen anyone report problems on the Microchip forum.
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Heater. wrote: »
Not much progress I'm afraid.
I have managed to get the Android SDK up and running and have been playing around with making some simple "Hello World" Apps.
I could not resist getting root access to the phone, now I can get a root shell but getting USB host mode working remains elusive.
I have installed the Amarino package used for the Arduino Bluetooth link, seems that project has most of what we had in mind for the Prop already. But so far I can't even get a regular Bluetooth connection to my PC or laptop working.
Plan would be to get Mica Dowty's USB host + Bluetooth stack working on the Prop with Amarino on the phone.
I have to say the Galaxy S is one great device. Probably about the best gadget I ever bought. The screen is fantastic. Sometimes I have difficulty comprehending that in my shirt pocket is a computer with orders of magnitude more performance and storage space than that huge PC that was on my desk less than 10 years ago. It's just that thing I wanted after watching Star Trek as a kid:)
But, it also works as a phone and so...
When I started pondering Android and Prop projects with this thread I said the world will soon be full of dirt cheap Android devices which would make excellent user interfaces and communication links for embedded projects.
Almost immediately I see advertised here in Finland this: http://www.a-link.com/fi/PAD.html Not a phone just an Android tablet. Only 160 Euro's.
Now those cheap Android gadgets have been slagged of in the press. But I don't care if they don't stack up against an iPad in quality. For our purposes they seem to be perfect. Cheap enough to dedicate permanently to a Prop robot or whatever project. Hackable. And guess what? That USB works in host mode out of the box, so that USB serial link to the Prop should be a doddle.
I'll keep you posted.
M. K. Borri wrote: »
phone in hand <==> Server on PC - via 3G
Server on PC <==> Phone on Bot - via 3G
Phone on Bot <==> Bot - via Bluetooth.
Yes, this will work with any android phone that has bluetooth (I guess all of them). SOME android phones let you use a serial port off the audio jack pins, and I recommend doing that for airplanes because you want as little latency as possible.
Did you find the source code OK?