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Offline firewalker

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Google Announces Arduino based ADK for Android Hardware Development.

http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/usb/adk.html
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Offline PeterG

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I am thinking this is going to be a good thing for both Arduino and Google.

Now i have to get myself a tablet to play with.  ;D

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Offline ColinA

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I don't understand the $400 price point..
 

Offline the_raptor

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Personally I wonder if Atmel have the production capacity to support it* if it really takes off.

I mean I am an Arduino user, but I bet this decision had more to do with ideology then engineering practicality.

* At least it is based off the Arduino MEGA and so doesn't use the DIP versions which are nearly always out of stock. Every major Arduino board maker has a non-DIP version these days, besides that being slightly against the user friendliness of Arduino, because of the supply problems for DIP ATMega168/328.
 

Offline logictom

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I don't understand the $400 price point..
Because they can? :P Pick up the Microchip board at a fraction of the cost http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=1406&dDocName=en553673
If I has a Android phone I'd jump right on the bandwagon, unfortunately nothing like this exists for the iphone with it's locked down hardware :(
 

Online johnboxall

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It seems you can use the SDK with a normal Arduino USB host shield:
http://wp.me/p1yvvg-p
Haven't tried it yet but looks promising.

If anyone around Sydney, Australia is interested there is a one-day "Arduino + Android Open Accessory Development " course on 16th July.
See - http://littlebirdelectronics.com/products/arduino-android-open-accessory-development-workshop


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