Tablet computers are finding their way into our daily lives at an accelerated pace. While mostly used for work or learning, there’s always time for fun.
The Android Open Accessory system is built on open-source Arduino and allows external accessories to connect with an Android powered device via USB (and eventually Bluetooth). Combined with the Google ADK (Android Device Kit), developers are creating some amazing DIY electronics projects controlled by Android mobile devices.
Check out the video below to see an implementation of AOAS and the Google ADK :
Looks like they’re using a Motorola Xoom in the video? If anybody has info on the actual tablet used, please post a comment below.
If you’re interested in creating your own Dancing Droid or you’d just like one of the cute figures for your desktop, they’re available at Hack n Mod’s store : Hack n Mod Android Figures.
Of course you’ll need an Arduino board and the Android Device Kit ADK for developers. The kit comes with an example in the form of a USB accessory with hardware design files, code for firmware and the Android app that controls the accessory. To get started with the Android ADK, visit Android Open Accessory Development Kit