Hackster.io is organizing a Google Android Things Meetup in San Francisco on Thursday, January 18th:
Be sure to register on the Eventbrite page:
Have you ever wanted to design and develop your own products? Android Things lets you build professional, mass-market products on a trusted platform without previous knowledge of embedded system design. With an easy-to-use software development platform based on Android Studio and access to the Android SDK you’ll be on your way to developing the next big IoT product.
Wayne Piekarski, a Developer Advocate from Google will be showcasing the capabilities of Android Things and how you can get started building your product with this platform.
Here’s a talk with Wayne Piekarski earlier this year at Google I/O:
From Prototype to Production Devices with Android Things (Google I/O ’17)
Sarunas built this device to replace a bunch of different remote controls with a smart phone:
Build your own universal remote
- Control TV, HiFi and more from Android, iPhone or Windows Phone.
- Control devices using NEC, RC5 and SIRC protocols
- Provides Bluetooth Low Energy service for controlling it from other devices.
A solar version was also designed to avoid having to change the battery:
Despite that Bluetooth Low Energy device uses so little of it, the battery will eventually run out. To overcome that, the old device was improved by adding a solar charger.
The design files and source code are available on GitHub: