This posting presents a video demonstrating remote control of the Henrietta hardware from an android phone via Bluetooth.

The android app was programmed using App Inventor, now managed by MIT.

HenriettaAndroidApp2.png

To keep operation as simple and intuitive as possible the app covers the whole screen with control buttons, avoiding hidden functionality behind scrolling and menus. All controls are always visible. This app does not display information like the PC app - but all information is displayed by the Henrietta hardware.

Henrietta android app in operation

http://www.element14.com/community/videos/10876/l/the-henrietta-project--android-app

 

Bluetooth Range

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the Bluetooth range easily covers my whole house - over 12 meters (40 feet) through at least 3 walls.

 

Conclusions

Remote control via Bluetooth really does accomplish the goal of making it easier to program the thermostat. Remote control is so convenient and seamless, use of Henrietta's own touch pad is considered a last resort option. Even with Henrietta's multifaceted feature set which is used to showcase PSoC4 technology, the controls do not get overwhelming.

 

For more info on the Henrietta Project, which is entered in the Smarter Life Challenge, check these logs:

http://www.element14.com/community/videos/10631/l/smarter-life-challenge--the-henrietta-project-intro

http://www.element14.com/community/community/knode/dev_platforms_kits/element14_dev_kits/psoc4_pioneer_kit/blog/2013/12/15/smarter-life-challenge--the-henrietta-project

http://www.element14.com/community/community/knode/dev_platforms_kits/element14_dev_kits/psoc4_pioneer_kit/blog/2013/12/17/smarter-life-challenge--the-henrietta-project--touch-screen-subsystem

http://www.element14.com/community/community/knode/dev_platforms_kits/element14_dev_kits/psoc4_pioneer_kit/blog/2013/12/23/smarter-life-challenge--the-henrietta-project--personality-infusion

http://www.element14.com/community/community/knode/dev_platforms_kits/element14_dev_kits/psoc4_pioneer_kit/blog/2013/12/29/smarter-life-challenge--the-henrietta-project--wire-wrap-versus-jumpers

http://www.element14.com/community/community/knode/dev_platforms_kits/element14_dev_kits/psoc4_pioneer_kit/blog/2014/01/01/smarter-life-challenge--the-henrietta-project--bluetooth-operation

http://www.element14.com/community/community/knode/dev_platforms_kits/element14_dev_kits/psoc4_pioneer_kit/blog/2014/01/02/smarter-life-challenge--the-henrietta-project--furnace-interface

http://www.element14.com/community/community/knode/dev_platforms_kits/element14_dev_kits/psoc4_pioneer_kit/blog/2014/01/02/smarter-life-challenge--the-henrietta-project--light-sensor

http://www.element14.com/community/community/knode/dev_platforms_kits/element14_dev_kits/psoc4_pioneer_kit/blog/2014/01/03/smarter-life-challenge--the-henrietta-project--gps-clock

http://www.element14.com/community/community/knode/dev_platforms_kits/element14_dev_kits/psoc4_pioneer_kit/blog/2014/01/10/smarter-life-challenge--the-henrietta-project--pc-app


videos

http://www.element14.com/community/videos/10631/l/smarter-life-challenge--the-henrietta-project-intro

http://www.element14.com/community/videos/10720/l/henrietta-eyes-animation-demo

http://www.element14.com/community/videos/10789/l/the-henrietta-project--bluetooth

http://www.element14.com/community/videos/10808/l/the-henrietta-project--voice-control

http://www.element14.com/community/videos/10809/l/the-henrietta-project--light-sensor

http://www.element14.com/community/videos/10810/l/the-henrietta-project--gps-clock

http://www.element14.com/community/videos/10826/l/henrietta-gps-clock-large-font

http://www.element14.com/community/videos/10816/l/the-henrietta-project--speech-recognition

http://www.element14.com/community/videos/10851/l/the-henrietta-project--pc-app

http://www.element14.com/community/videos/10854/l/the-henrietta-project--pc-app-operation

http://www.element14.com/community/videos/10850/l/the-henrietta-project--touch-pad