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RIoTboard

3 Posts authored by: ntewinkel Top Member
I had some time to work with the RIoTBoard again last week, and decided to build a little app to try blinking the LEDs.   As I mentioned in previous blog posts, the fact that RIoTBoard runs Android is one of the reasons I'm interested in it. So to be clear, this is all on Android, not on Linux as many others are choosing to do.   For app development you need Android Developer Tools, and Sagar does a great job describing how to get all of that set up in his blog posts, starting with P ...
Over the weekend I was able to fix the ethernet jack in my living room (it had a little mishap a while back where I tugged on a nearby cable and all the little wires popped loose from this port - oops!), so today I plugged the RIoTboard back in to try it out with the network connected.   That all worked seamlessly, just the way I like it!   I was able to use it kind of like a "regular" computer with the keyboard and mouse to surf the net a bit. So while this is hooked up to my bi ...
Element14 was kind enough to send me a RIoTboard to try out, and after receiving it today I couldn't wait to try it out to see what it can do.   I have to note that I'm a total newbie to single board computers, so I had no idea what to expect. What interested me in the RIoTboard is that it comes with Android installed, and from what I can tell there are some libraries available (edit: there are no libraries ) that make it easy to use the GPIO ports in an Android app - I'll definitely have ...