Title: Android for the BeagleBone Black
Author: Andrew Henderson, Aravind Prakash
Length: 120 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication Date: 2015-02-27
Design and implement Android apps that interface with your own custom hardware circuits and the BeagleBone Black
About This Book
Design custom apps that interact with the outside world via BeagleBone Black
Modify Android to recognize, configure, and communicate with sensors, LEDs, memory, and more
ep-by-step guide full of practical Android app examples that will help the users to create Android controlled devices that will use BeagleBone as hardware
Who This Book Is For
If you are an Android app developer who wants to experiment with the hardware capabilities of the BeagleBone Black platform, then this book is ideal for you. You are expected to have basic knowledge of developing Android apps but no prior hardware experience is required.
This book explores using the Android OS on the BeagleBone Black hardware platform and provides an introduction to Android's unique approach to hardware interfacing. You'll be walked through the process of installing and configuring Android on your BeagleBone Black, as well as preparing your PC development environment to create Android applications that directly interface with hardware devices. Several example projects within this book introduce you to using the GPIO, SPI, and I2C hardware interfaces of the BeagleBone Black.
You'll create Android apps that communicate directly with actual hardware components such as sensors, memory chips, switches, and LEDs. Step-by-step guidance through both the software and hardware portions of these projects is provided. Combining all of the previous projects into a single project that uses GPIO, SPI, and I2C together, you will explore the details of creating an advanced hardware interfacing app. Finally, you'll be provided with information on transitioning prototype code into code suitable for deployment on an Android-based device. With a variety of example apps that demonstrate key hardware communication concepts, this book will help you become an Android hardware interfacing pro in no time.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Android and the BeagleBone Black
Chapter 2. Interfacing with Android
Chapter 3. Handling Inputs and Outputs with GPIOs
Chapter 4. Storing and Retrieving Data with I2C
Chapter 5. Interfacing with High-speed Sensors Using SPI
Chapter 6. Creating a Complete Interfacing Solution
Chapter 7. Where to Go from Here