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The Best Gosh-Darn Android-Based Robot Controller.

Control your robot with your phone

The robot controller app is out! Woo Hoo! Finally, a Android-based hobbyist robot controller that works with every microprocessor. There is no corresponding software required on the robot, you can write your own code to your heart's content.

A clean, simple app that features:

  • Joystick control via pushbutton and tilt Auxiliary buttons
  • Voice Recognition and "voice commands"
  • Text to speech
  • Data can be sent to and from the robot for debugging

All that is needed is a cheap bluetooth unit (a BlueSmirf unit from SparkFun was used for testing) and any flavor of microcontroller. Arduino, Picaxe, Propeller, BS2, AVR --anything that can receive serial data can use this app. If you can send text to a LCD or a terminal, you can use this app. Baud rate from 9600 to 115,200 are supported and auto-detected.

And it is only 2 bucks, for cryin' out loud!

If you are overseas, buy now and take advantage of the weak US dollar!

Links:

Link to the App itself here.

Link to the PDF instructions are here.

 

**UPDATE**

Added some more videos. A demo of the app running on an Arduino and also a sketch running in Processing that can talk to the app.

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I wish I could get android on my htc touch diamond .

Hey Chris how the Speech recognition works ?

I mean you have to record the commands first and then  assign them to real commands ?

Good timing. I just got my hands on an old Motorola Droid from my brother. The touch screen is dead, but I think I can fix it pretty easily.

I saw the beginnings of Pat's work and his iPad... Gunna give me a run for my money, it looks like...

the choice of android vs iphone gets harder

Easy choice for me i went for Android ....... as i found the open source and experimental work being acheived on this platform is amazing.

You mean easier, I have had an iPhone for over a year now, completely unimpressed.

Damn!  You must be hard to impress.  ;)

For me it is the exact opposite.  I am amazed daily that I have work email, a good web browser, instant access to books, podcasts, video, and other information. Add access to my entire music library, great GPS, and a camera that even does high res video all in the size that fits in your pocket and I'm pretty happy with the product.

I do hate being "that guy" that likes an Apple product so much, because I typically don't like "that guy".  

Oh, and Chris, cool app!