Three ways to power your robot with an Android phone

Computers & Mobile Robotics
Three ways to power your robot with an Android phone

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Here’s something to play with over the holiday break: a 20% project has resulted in a bunch of ways to make an Android-powered robot (not to be confused with a robot-powered android):

With a beer fridge stocked and music blasting, engineers from across Google–and the world–spent the month of October soldering and hacking in their 20% time to connect hobbyist and educational robots with Android phones. Just two months later we’re psyched to announce three ways you can play with your iRobot Create(R), LEGO(R) MINDSTORMS(R) or VEX Pro(R) through the cloud:

Robot hackathon connects with Android, browsers and the cloud [via Dan Morrill]

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