Well, having a PC to control a rover isn’t really cool. Now we try to control the rover from an android device. This first implementation tries to be as simple as possible. Everything start with BluetoothChat example, available with Android sources. For the joystick part it happens that there is a widget that does exactly […]
Demo application to plot the available sensors values. This demo is used as a basic test of sensors data acquisition, in order to do further development in future (e.g. using the smart phone as controller for other applications).
After having installed the development environment, it is useful, but not mandatory to know a little about Android internals. Google developer site provides a lot of useful informations about android development and API, but almost nothing about Android’s internals!
Android tools In order to develop applications for android you need the Android SDK and the ADT Plugin for Eclipse. If you plan do develop native applications (not necessary for most of standard applications) you will need the Android NDK too.