Starting to build an application for an Android smartphone to control remote your robot can be a daunting endeavor, especially if all your knowledge is related with programming embedded device and you don’t have enough Android programming skills. So if you’re still planning to build a remote controlled robot using an Android smartphone, the RemoteXY application is worth checking out.
The application can be adapted to many different projects, and it doesn’t require any re-installation for each project separately.
The communication between the robot and Android smartphone or tablet is wireless and uses Bluetooth technology standard. In this case, the Android device must be equipped with Bluetooth module that is used to transmit the commands.
The RemoteXY application allows you to develop any interface in order to have absolute control on any robot or automation project controlled via Arduino, ARM, or AVR controllers.
From the start to the end of the project to control the controller via an Android device takes four steps:
- Build the interface online with RemoteXY application;
- Copy the source code to the controller;
- Connect via Bluetooth the Android device with your project;
- Setup the mobile application for Android and you’re ready to manage your device;