IOIO Lets You Control Your Electronics Project From Your Android Phone

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IOIO Lets You Control Your Electronics Project From Your Android Phone

Ytai from Tel Aviv wrote in with a cool new board he developed:

I’m very excited to announce the launch of a new product I’ve been working on for the past months! IOIO (pronounced: yo-yo) is a product which lets you connect electronic circuits to an Android device and control them from an Android application. It is comprised of a small (2.7×1.2″ = 7x3cm) PCB that connects to an Android device with a USB cable and a software library (Java .jar file) that you use in your Android app which handles all communications with the board.

No firmware programming is required – only Android application authoring with a very simple API for controlling the pins on the board. No modification of the Android device is required – you avoid the complication of modification and the voiding of warranty.

The board will be available from Sparkfun.

14 thoughts on “IOIO Lets You Control Your Electronics Project From Your Android Phone

  1. Mauricio Fleury says:

    That, I would like to see…

  2. Mats Engstrom says:

    Nicely done! I think it’s a bit expensive at $49.95, but Sparkfun never been cheap OTOH….

    Maybe you can have Seeedstudio make a batch of them? I’m sure then will sell rather well.

  3. Laura F. Walton says:

    Soooo….I have this Droid X…I have this habit of tinkering with Arduino-based schtuff…now I have IOIO. Seems entirely awesome, but I haven’t actually learned to develop for Android; I’m a hunt-and-peck C++ girl at best. What kind of learning curve will I be facing??

    1. Ytai Ben-Tsvi says:

      The IOIO side is fairly easy from someone with an Arduino background.
      To get an idea on Android app development, see:

      1. Laura F. Walton says:

        Thanks Ytai! Something interesting to keep me out of trouble this weekend….

  4. Scott Gordon says:

    Get a real frickin yoyo dumbasses

    1. rongallagher92 says:

      Obvious troll…lol

  5. Donna Cerca Uomo Milano says:

    has already happened, you can do a lot of work with android

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