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This video from oscon featuring Alasdair Allen, author of iOS Sensor Apps with Arduino, gives an inspiring overview and demonstration of what is possible using the Maker Shed’s RedPark Breakout Pack for Arduino and iOS. While the video doesn’t rank high on the excitement scale, it gives great insights and project ideas to anyone interested in combining iOS devices and microcontrollers.

Redpark Breakout Pack for Arduino and iOS Features:

  • Enables development of iOS apps for private use in homes, schools and offices
  • Connects iOS devices to RS-232 serial devices.
  • Designed for use with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (fourth generation), iPad 2 and iPad.
  • Used in conjunction with the Redpark Serial Cable SDK and sample code. Together these tools enable you to write iOS apps that communicate with serial devices.
  • One meter long cable.
  • Male DB-9 connector.
  • Supports communication at speeds up to 57.6 Kbps.
  • Requires iOS 4.3.x or later.
  • Mintronics Survival Pack.
  • P4 RS232 to TTL board.

Michael Castor

I am the Evangelist for the Maker Shed. It seems that there is no limit to my making interests. I’m a tinkerer at heart and have a passion for solving problems and figuring out how things work. When not working for Make I can be found falling off my unicycle, running in adverse weather conditions, skiing down the nearest hill, restoring vintage motorcycles, or working on my car.


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Comments

  1. Cool video, but the guy on the left needed some coffee or something to perk him up!

  2. I’d like to see an example where an arduino sketch is written or downloaded to the ipad, and uploaded to the device instead of just flipping virtual switches.

  3. Tyler says:

    What about Bluetooth? Wired connections are so 1990′s

    1. daneo says:

      Agreed. Something like Amarino for iOS would be awesome. I love apple most of the time, but sometimes their vice grip makes me le sigh.

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