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Lokking forward for more...

Iron

Great to have access to the recorded sessions!

Iron

Missed the live lecture

Iron

Taking the class offline

Iron

Great lecture, Thank you for the archive

Planning to experiment with B4A on toshiba tablet

Had to miss Friday, but just watched the lecture archive and downloaded the package. 

I hope to play with my B4A/Tablet/PC this weekend, and feel ready to get started.  No specific projects in mind right now -- but eager to learn how to control my tablet without the agony of going the Java route.

Think that an actual "Hello World" intro to android programming in general would be useful as a pre-requisit for this course.  It is really helpful to have a guide to get past the first few hurdles.

Thanks to Digikey, Design News and Fred for making this series available.  It has been very helpful -- and now, I want to get started on my own exploration of B4A!

 

 

Iron

Thank you Fred and Jennifer for the Great Presentation this week.

Iron

Sorry Jennifer I misspelled your name

Iron

Thank you Jeniffer, Design News and Digikey

Iron

Fred, Thank you for the lectures, great information

Iron

Thank you for the introduction

Iron

Once again, thank you so much for a well informative presentation...thank yu sir fred, madam jennifer and the DIGIKEY for this session.

@Ross_ValuSoft

B4A is really good at that type of app.

Blogger

Looks like PIC and ZigBee are the big hitters.

Did I miss any others?

Blogger

Fred, my first app needs to run a GUI on a tablet allowing the collection of electrical test & tag data. No pics/atmel units. Simply data storage in a table and then transfer back to a PC, maybe via Bluetooth for subsequent processing and report generation. So I guess I will be over on Erel's website for the next stages.

Thanks for the introduction.

Cheers from Melbourne Australia.

Ross

Thank you all for your kind comments.

I would also like to thank you for attending this lecture series.

 

Blogger

@Fred - 2nd try might post. Thanks for the eBay info. Found the listing. He's running a special : BUY 2 GET 1 FREE~ FREE 1ST CLASS MAIL SHIPPING

Iron

@FrodOH

Thanks! All of my stuff is available from the online book stores and Amazon.

Blogger

@78RPM

Call carrier question..

I would say no.

Blogger

@jon_b_30340

Yes for the art part of your question.

I would check the B4A forum for the animation answer.

Blogger

@kenm53

Nuts and Volts and SERVO magazines.

And, hopefully, here :-)

Blogger

@jonddio

USA SELLER~ Tiny MINI USB 2.0 BLUETOOTH V2.0 EDR WIRELESS ADAPTER DONGLE for PC

kevinbayarea

Blogger

Thank you DaveWR. I'll check it out.

Gold

78RPM

A search for interrupts on their site turns up lots of material.

Iron

Fred, Does B4A support interrupt service routines? I haven't played with it enough yet to know.

Gold

Great course, Fred. Thanks.

Iron

@kenm53

Thank you very much!

Blogger

@78RPM

I can't imagine that not being a true statement.

If an Andriod call can be made via a coded command, the PIC can dial the numbers.

Blogger

I'm IN!

Been reading the questions.. answers forthcoming..

Blogger

Fred,

Best webinar that I have attended!  Thanks!

Iron

Thanks your great presentation. I learnt more from it.

Iron

@DaveWR:  Just like in the grocery store, I am usually next to the item that I am looking for as I am asking the clerk where it is.  Thanks

 

Iron

Fred, to clarify, can the PIC command the Android device to make a phone call?

Gold

Have a great weekend

Iron
Bummer.. Didn't quite make it in time - thanks for the topic and I'll view the archive.
Iron

Fred,

Great course!

I was looking for the "Bluetooth dongle" (from Georgia) on eBay just now, and there are hundreds of sellers of these.  Do you happen to know the seller's name to narrow this down a little?

Thanks.

Iron

Any more clues to further narrow down the eBay search for the BT dongle? Searching 'bluetooth dongle' with US only filter yields over 600 results to sort through.

Iron

Fred, what if we are out of WiFi or Bluetooth range? Can we send or receive phone calls on the Android device, assuming we have a call carrier subscription?

Gold

Have a good weekend all. Thank you Fred & Jennifer!

Iron

@john_b_30340:  I bought the cheap version, so can't comment on the free version, but would assume that the free version is just a time-limited copy of the paid version.  I just checked - the source code came with the User's Guide which is a free download, I think.

Iron

Thanks for a great session !

Iron

thanks Fred and Jennifer.  More classes like this would be great.

Iron

You can't follow Fred -- he moves too fast!

His bio is just above the Q&A area

Iron

Other courses: Bluetooth.

Thank you. Happy 4th.

Iron

Happy Canada Day all -- July1

Iron

Fred - I asked the question after class yesterday, but will ask again for those who didn't stick around:

Where can I best follow you?  Websites, blogs, magazines, etc.?  I want to learn more.

Iron

kenm53 - can you play with the graphics in the free version or do I need the full version from the start

 

Fred ,I may use part of this tutorials to transfer data from a medical device to the patience Android phone.

Iron

@Fred - great week.  I am a fan (you're an excellent teacher).  I subscribed to nuts and volts magazine to read your articles and plan on ordering your book on Zigbee.  Do you have bibliography with all your writings?

Iron

@john_b_30340:

B4A package contains example code for graphics and much more

Iron

Fred - were you able to provide a list of all the hardware used in this course in your download?

Thanks Fred and Jennifer.

have a great weekend!

and a Happy JULY FOUR

GREAT, great, great presentation.

Iron

Thanks Fred and Jennifer, thanks for the code too!

Iron

Thank you, have a nice weekend!

Iron

Fred, can B4A perform line graphics and animation

thanks Fred & Jennifer - very helpful classes!

Thanks Fred and Jennifer.

Iron

Great course Fred. Hope to see you presenting more here soon. Thanks.

Iron

Thanks Fred and Jennifer.

Iron

Thanks Teacher Fred

Iron

Well I am a heretic here. I use Atmel MCUs, so not sure I can suggest anything that you could "deliver". But thanks anyway Fred.

Cheers,

Ross

Thanks Fred and Jennifer; Great week

Iron

I have posted a download package that contains all of the C and B4A source code used in this lecture series. There is also an equipment list with sources. You can download the code and list here:  B4ACODE

BLOGGER

 

Iron

Has anyone tried graphics and animation with B4A

 

another vote for Zigbee

Iron

Thanks Fred and Jennifer.  Was an enjoyable series.

Iron

Fred,

As a newbie with no prior experience, this webinar was perfect in detail, presentation, and support examples.  Thanks for sharing your extensive knowledge and in a way that did not leave me bewildered and eating your dust.

Iron

Yes Zigbee would be a good topic.

Iron

animated .gif   I meant.

Iron

Have not been able to acquire the needed devices/B4A yet, but seems reasonable to use.

Iron

I'm in for Zigbee, too!

Gold

Great class and well worth the time this week...THANK YOU both to Fred & Jennifer...will definately attend future classes here!

Iron

Thanks for attending this week's course! We'd like to know: What subjects would you like to see covered in a future lecture series?

Convert Kegbot.org to B4A.

Iron

can an animated .gig take the place of the icons?  also, if using an icon is there a size above which you should not exceed e.g. < 100k

Iron

Thanks. How to download the package?

Iron

I would like one on WIFI Direct and 3D graphics programming with B4A

Iron

request more PIC application tutorials

I'm in for Zigbee

 

Iron

Near field would be cool

Iron

I would like to create graphics with animation.  Can this be done with B4A

 

More Zigbee please

Iron

@ Jennifer, Fred,

Are you planning to have more of this webinars?

let's say the level II, III and so on.........

I think it will be productive for US.

Iron

On which slide are we?

Iron

Comfort level: OK... looking forward to trying..

 

Iron

You make all this look easy. There is somewhat of a learning curve, but you've eased us into this pretty well. Playing around with B4A this week, and refering back to your slides and sample code, got me through it pretty easily. Now time to adapt to my own purposes. You covered enough to ensure none of us would get bored!

Iron

I am confortaable enough to start play with it soon.

Iron

I have done all this in C code on M3/M4 and arduino Mega 2560 -- this looks much more straightforward -- espcially with a guide and documentation.

Iron

From level 1 to 10.

I think, I am in level 8

Iron

No prior knowledge/association with Android.  Comfort level: I have some confidence that I could accomplish a simple app.

Iron

I'm comfortable with the b4a and tcp/ip.

Iron

I'm going to go with comfort level as so-so, since I have not done projects of this type

Iron

comfortable enough to start investing time into B4A and wireless networking

Iron

Comfort level improving!

Iron

This is all very understandable and I am very relaxed and comfortable.  Look to ordering hardware this weekend

Iron

looks pretty straight forward.  I'm used to working down a level.

Iron

Comfort level: good

Iron

So basically the WiFly is the "back end" that interfaces with the hardware. It receives and sends commands through the Internet to the Android device. Is that about right?

 

Iron

From what you've seen thus far, what is your comfort level with B4A, TCP/IP and Bluetooth?

@gbabecki - thanks - got it!

The B4ACODE link is:

B4ACODE

Iron

@kenm53 - Thanks.

Gold

7 posts up from the bottom of this chat.

Iron

Where is that post?

Iron

@vectorhappy

It's in the zip file at the "B4ACODE" link in a message from Fred way at the beginning of the chat.

Iron

@vectorhappy - See Fred's post from 11:00:50 AM today for the link.

Iron

Difficult to get out of bed this morning, but I'm here.

where do you download the SPP.c PIC32MX from?

 

@78RPM:  I don't have a connection with nomorerack.com and don't want to be in the position of overly endorsing any site, but I have purchased from them and I have received exactly what was advertised.  You need to research anything you are considering becaue items seem to be generally from little-known manufacturers, but I haven't been scammed yet and I have made repeated purchases from them.  That being said, I would recommend the $39 phone option as a cheaper alternative to the tablets on nomorerack.com

Iron

b4a will provide Rapid App Dev (RAD), as opposed to the Eclipse/Java approach.

Iron

I already tried B4A

Iron

Good evening from Bremen

 

Iron

Looks like B4A will be easier to develop apps than with Eclipse and Java

Iron

where is the download located?

Iron

B4A will allow me to consider using android tablets and smartphones for control/monitoring and not just Win tablets.

Iron

Already paid for the b4a package, looking forward to experimenting...

Iron

B4A might change my approach to development.

Iron

More likely to use B4A than Java now.

Iron

Plan on testing B4A

Iron

Yep it will change my approach to development.

 

Iron

Audio's here!   No, wait, now it is gone!

Iron

AUDIO is load and clear!

Iron

Using IE without any problem.  Chrome is wretched.

Iron

Hit it, it's on!

 

Gold

hi all - Happy Friday

Iron

Hello from sunny Atlanta

Iron

Looking forward to this one!

Iron

Yesterday I had to refresh the browser bar to get audio

Iron

Hello to all from Sunny Florida - looking forward to this lesson.

Firefox is aslo pretty reliable

Iron

I have switched this class to the Chrome browser.
I recommend using Chorme if you can not get the audio to work.

 

Iron

I hope I win the $25 starbuck gift card .

 

Iron

Hello from Sunny CA, HOT,HOT,HOT

 

Iron

Hello from a steamy, drizzly, foggy Boston

 

Howdy from Houston!

 

Greetings from sweltering Los Angeles.....

Iron

YA!!  Happy Canada Day from an ex-Michigander-

Gold

Hi from hot and humid Panama City FL

Iron

I SUGGEST YOU PEEP TRY FREEDOMPOP CELL SERVICE, 200min free any where in 50 states or pay $10 per month unlimited voice calls in usa  

Iron

Happy Friday all from Edmonton, Alberta and the begining of a long weekend.

Iron

@78RPM -- no problem.  I also pony'ed up for a real license for basic4android.  I have a 50% off code if anyone wants it.  As I get a year of free upgrades if someone uses it, I don't want to post it here (trying not to advertise).  Email me at: phil.hochstetler@gmail.com if you want the code and instructions on how to use it.  Anyone who has licensed basic4android can send you a code.

Phil H.

Iron

@anton_c  I'm currently running IE-9 here at work and I'm not having audio issues.

Iron

@webfootguy - Thanks. Your amazon recommendation looks like a cheap way to test our learning. Who cares if the phone turns out to be a dud.  I was talking about someone else's recommendation of nomorerack which looks like a scam website.

Gold

anton_c - I think Chrome has been the best bet for most people.

 

Hello from Albuquerque.

Iron

78RPM, I'm not sure what you are talking about (in reference to nomorerack.com).  Is this some kind of spam?  Anyway, the amazon deal is real (http://amzn.to/ZFppjo) as I bought it earlier this week and it already arrived (and only cost $39.99 shipped).

Iron

Do we need to view this class with Chrome in order to get the audio to work again today?

Iron

@Lt.Dan, @SChancey, @webfootguy - I took a look at nomorerack.com and then checked it out here:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20111120023709AASZxZ5

It seems that the price is not the real price. The site charges for bids and the bids can cost more than the item. So I decided not to go that way.

Gold

Aloha again from Montana

Gold

Interesting find WebFootGuy.

Iron

For you folks looking for a cheap Android device that supports WiFi and Bluetooth for testing this out, the best I have found so far is $39.99 from amazon (link:  http://amzn.to/ZFppjo).  

The nice things about this phone are:

1) no carrier contract required  2) Free Shipping  3) runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) out of the box

Phil H.

Iron

Hello all, greetings from Chicago, IL.

Iron

Howdy from Hillsboro, OR

Iron

ok sir fred, just downloading the materials...thanks

Greetings from Raleigh, NC

Iron

Be sure your download package contains the SPP.c PIC32MX file.

I updated the original download package this morning..

Blogger

good evening to all colleaguse, sir fred and madam jennifer! here I am again for the 5th day class session of sir fred...I think this will be the last day and conclusion of the whole week session...

@MikePSC

I see that in the past you too have made the epic journey.

Blogger

@ebrown  Not for another 45 minutes.

Iron

TGIF and Greetings from VERY WET Boston!  Near a record Ten Inches of Rain for the month and still more coming. lol

Iron

Hello from sunny Albuquerque where it was 105°F yesterday (a record).

Iron

Good afternoon, everyone

Iron

Hello Everyone

 

The Case, Break business is JAVA!!!

Greetings from Detroit and the IEEE Soutneastern Michigan Section

 

Hello from Michigan

Iron

Got the code package as well -- thanks!

Iron

A comment on your shirt, besides the fact that you look good in it. I wore the same shirt in my photo at thegurusieve.com except for this difference, your collar has a small black and white stripe on the edge. Mine has a small white and black stripe edge. Go figure. The arrangement on your collar indicates a software engineering master. The one on mine indicates a perpetual padowan.

Iron

Hello from GA.

The final day. I would like to see more like this course in futre.

Iron

Greetings from sunny SE Lake Simcoe Ont. Canada.

It's the Canada Day weekend. Have all the other Canucks hit the road?

Iron

@SChancey - And webfootguy posted this for a cheap android with wi-fi and bluetooth:

For you folks looking for a cheap Android device that supports WiFi and Bluetooth for testing this out, the best I have found so far is $39.99 from amazon (link:  http://amzn.to/ZFppjo).

Iron

@SChancey - kenm53 posted this yesterday for an affordable android device:

MID Google Android 4.0 4GB 1.2GHz 7" Tablet PC - Assorted Colors

$68 from nomorerack.com
Has wi-fi but does not appear to have bluetooth.

Iron

Fred - Thanks for putting the download package together.

Iron

Good morning everyone. 71º and humid here in Beaverton, Oregon.

Iron

Good morning everyone.

Iron

@SChancey

The PIC board is an EDTP reference design. It is simply a standard PIC circuit. You add the peripherals according to your needs. The schematics are in the slide deck.

DYNDNS is a service you purchase at www.dyndns.com.

The book is available from CCS.  It is free with a purchase offer.  See www.ccsinfo.com

Sorry but I can't help with the Android reference. There were some suggestions in yesterday's chat.

Blogger

Maybe I missed them but how about:

The PIC remote controller PCB

DYNDNS

The book (Title please) from CCS

and,

A reference to a low cost compatible tablet (< $100); if it gets bricked it won't be a huge loss

Thanks

Iron

I have posted a download package that contains all of the C and B4A source code used in this lecture series. There is also an equipment list with sources. You can download the code and list here:  B4ACODE

Blogger

Good morning from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Iron

Morning from Portland Oregon

Iron

Good morning from Mobile, AL



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