It’s been a long story that we launch Android Open Accessory Kits.
Project name : Android open accessory Kit-Robot
Target launching : Early July
|May||Robot design and tooling has started
Made first evaluation sample
Google suddenly announced ADK at Google IO. What???
|June||Add the ADK version and delay the launching schedule|
|July||Final board ready, tooling finished, firmware debugging
|August||First customer shipping|
Android accessory kit has turned out to be two different models. One is Bluetooth communication. The other is USB communication. The hardware is exactly same except the Bluetooth module. But the firmware is different and not exchangeable. Users need to choose which one is suitable for them. If you still want to change or write your own firmware, you must have a download tool such as a Microchip’s PicKit-3/2.
ODROID-BaB Robot Kit : Bluetooth Accessory Board Robot Kit
Android API is open. So users can have their own app to controll the robot. One example is controlling the robot with google voice recognition API. If your phone has the Bluetooth feature, you are ready to enjoy this great accessory development regardless of Android version.
Controlling hardware with the Android smartphone application is another challenge for developers.
We’ve test our ODROID-A, ODROID-7, Samsung Galaxy-S and Galaxy-S2 Gingerbread 2.3.4 update. But only the Galaxy-S2 doesn’t work with ADK open accessory library. We don’t know why !!