Android G1 serial to Arduino Instructable

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Android G1 serial to Arduino Instructable

This instructable will show you how to connect your Arduino to your Android G1 mobile over serial. The project assumes you’ve rooted your G1 and are comfortable using a terminal. [via hackaday]

This tutorial is intended to get you up and running to the point of being able to turn an LED on and off over wi-fi without needing an Arduino wi-fi or BlueTooth shield. The purpose of using the phone is to give your project wireless capabilities, a camera, mic, screen, speaker, and all of the other capabilities in your $400 cell phone. Connecting the G1 to an Arduino helps the phone connect with the outside world with locomotion and other inputs.

Together, the G1 and Arduino allow you to use inexpensive electronics such as simple servos and sensors, to build powerful devices such as robots, remote telepresence, or fun toys for kids.

6 thoughts on “Android G1 serial to Arduino Instructable

  1. Gareet Brown says:

    Here are my impressions about T- mobile G1 phone:-
    G1 slide out QWERTY keyboard, support for the fast 3G networks, GPS and Bluetooth technology, offers a number of free apps through Android Market and much more. The compass mode works absolutely well, spin it in any direction it will move fine.
    The phone of my dreams, I have it for a while now and it is still in really good condition.

  2. Anonymous says:

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  3. Anonymous says:

    I’m impressed, I must say. Really rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. Your idea is outstanding; the issue is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this. | acompanhantes morenas

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