Android Hacks Raspberry Pi
Here’s a quick video of a current project of mine, the CarrerPIa GT. It’s a remote controlled car with a Raspberry Pi inside to control the motor and steering; the car is controlled from an Android phone, with a webcam feed from the car.
The car is controlled using the PiFace breakout board and a bit of basic circuitry, and the hardware side of a project like this is fairly basic. For more info on how the car works, see the video!
I’ve put the source code for the car and the phone on my Launchpad profile.
Development DroidPad Windows
DroidPad is very close to release, so for the time being here is the latest version, which is fully 64-bit compatible; nothing special is required to get DroidPad working. This is thanks to the developers at ReactOS, who kindly agreed to sign the DroidPad driver, making 64-bit DroidPad possible.
Development DroidPad Info
Progress on DroidPad 2.0 has been a bit slow recently; I’ve been working on other projects and have some exams lurking ahead in the next couple of months.
The first feature that is frequently being asked for is 64-bit Windows support: I have been in contact with the kind people over at ReactOS who will hopefully be able to sponsor DroidPad and ‘sign’ the 64-bit driver. This will eliminate the whole Windows issue of enabling ‘test mode’ associated with previous DroidPad versions.
The next request is for custom joystick layouts: the next version of the Android app will allow the user to put a file on the SD card describing a joystick, mouse or slideshow layout. I will provide examples of what to put in these files to make them work with DroidPad.
As for USB mode, the user must select ‘Debug mode’ from the ‘Applications’ menu in Settings on the phone as before, then find and install the necessary drivers (often on a CD that came with the phone) before DroidPad will recognise the device. Details on how to do this will most likely appear in the next Beta version.