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HI Fred

Thank you for taking the time to do this.

I am puzzled by the low quality of the audio, is there a way to improve the audio?

Thanks 
Jeremy

 

Hi Fred.  I didn't get to see this live.  I'm picking up on it now.

Thnx Fred!

Really Interested in Bluetooth comm. m presently working with cortex m3 and would like to know more on driver structure so i could do the same at my side...


Thanks again !!!

Iron

Thank you very much.. Its great to have course on CEC

Iron

Both: Wired and Wireless BT interface

Looking for options to control remote device with BT

 
 
 
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Have you logged in? Try: http://downloads.deusm.com/designnews/DN-CEC-Develop-Apps-Embedded-Android-Networking-Day1.ppt

Iron

Is there a place to download the archived presentation.  I am definitely blocked from seeing it live at the workplace.  However, following "see archived" leads me full circle back to here.

I'm OUT!

See you tomorrow :-)

Blogger

I had a great time with you all today..

I look forward to "seeing" you tomorrow..

Last call.. Are there any additional questions?

Blogger

Have I missed anyone?

Blogger


In your previous class on Basic4Android, you mentioned that the Bluetooth dongles on ebay all have the same MAC id.  This indicates that they are Chinese knock offs. We should caution that these dongles should only be used for personal use. They should not be used commercially.


78RPM
You are absolutely correct..

Blogger

Fred, as I mentioned earlier, the ebay dongles you refer have the same MAC id.  You told us this in your previous class.  So shouldn't we caution that these are unlicensed knock offs and should not be used for commercial purposes?

Platinum


 Is there a course on here for learning how to setup driver's I/O maps to match a PIC or similiar?


WherleyBird
Not that I'm aware of. The "map" is no more than an assignment: #define this_pin RA0

Blogger


can multiple RFCOMM streams be created simultaneously?

lordbb
As I understand it, only 1 RFCOMM stream per Serial Object is supported.

Blogger

? Is there a course on here for learning how to setup driver's I/O maps to match a PIC or similiar?

Looks like the answers have caught up and are being posted.

Did I miss anyone?

Blogger

@gbabecki

Nope.. DN only posts the slides not the code.

Send an email to fred@edtp.com to get code.

Blogger

@grandview999

The USB Host code is based on the Microchip Application Libraries.

Blogger

@gbabecki

BT dongles are funny things.. the expensive ones will not work with the PIC code I wrote. The cheaper one's from ebay i've described in one of the answers seem to do fine..

Blogger

@JayPaxman

Take it from me, they will not work with the PIC32 BT driver.

Use the ebay dongle I described in one of the answers.

Blogger

@gawie007

It all depends on the visibility timeouts of the other devices.

Once you have a device's MAC address you can keep it forever if you store it correctly.

You must always Start Discovery, Find Devices and End Discovery not matter what.

Blogger

@Fred Eady re project files:

Ok, so I should look for a collection of project files posted on this class site by DN around the conclusion of the course; thanks.

 

Iron

@tcmotz

Yes. Send an email to fred@edtp.com to get the code.

Blogger

@gbabecki

Sorry, I don't post the files.  DN does.

Blogger

@testflight

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Blogger

@WherleyBird

you've got you C hat on too :-)  Only = in Basic..

Blogger

@dhajicek

No fees I'm aware of .. check the b4a site to be sure..

 

Blogger

Fred, If this application were incorporated into a product using the basic4android, is there a licence fee?

No fees that I am aware of.. Check the B4A site to be sure.

Blogger


Many have asked about the cheap dongle you could help us locate
JayPaxman

I've answered that question and it should come up in the post queue shortly.

Blogger


Fred, is there a similar program as the basic4android that can be run on a laptop?


dhajicek

B4A runs on a laptop.. All of the lecture code was written and tested using a laptop.

Blogger

some of my answers have not posted yet..

I'll keep my fingers going until eveyone is answered..

Blogger


How do the two "windows" on slide 20 appear or get launched on the Android device? i.e. "Simple Bluetooth Engine", "Bluetooth Simple Engine Data Activity"


EdB_Vt

Trick photography.. The SCAN button is first to appear until you connect.  Then the SCAN button is replaced by the TOGGLE buttons.
This slide illustrates the steps not the actual display.

Blogger


Is this the same as BTLow Energy applications?

I'm assuming so just different hardware?


pshackett

In some ways, LE is a different animal.
Most dongles out there today advertise "dual capability".
Buyr beware!!

Blogger


Fred so the antena trace on the board transmitted to dongle?,

What about duplex comm.?

I think you mean the pcb antenna on the WiFi card of the WF32.
That has nothing to do with BT.  The little black dongle hanging out
of the USB port is doing all of the radio work.  In this application,
it is setup as client/server and is half-duplex.

Blogger

Lot's of good info. Thanks Fred.


Any suggestions for other (cheaper) boards than the chipKIT WF32 to try this on?

 
eskildarntzen

Any PIC32MX board can be used as long as you setup the BT driver's I/O map to match the PIC.

Blogger

can multiple RFCOMM streams be created simultaneously?

Iron


Fred you skipped how the Digilent WF32 was set to be an Embedded Bluetooth-Capable Device. Any details?


cghaba

It's all done in firmware.  Send an email to fred@edtp.com and I'll send a link to the PIC32MX BT driver.

Blogger


I want to use the dongle on my linux andoid app. Where can I have the driver?


wonohkim

The BT driver is native to many Linux distributions.

Blogger


There are a lot of questions. Will Fred or somebody else answer them?

odesit

I'm working them first in first out.. I'll get to everyone. I promise.
Hang in there :-)

Blogger


Is there an equivalent program/application you can run on your laptop?


dhajicek

I don't understand your question..
B4A runs on laptops and desktops.

Blogger

@Fred, In your previous class on Basic4Android, you mentioned that the Bluetooth dongles on ebay all have the same MAC id.  This indicates that they are Chinese knock offs. We should caution that these dongles should only be used for personal use. They should not be used commercially.

Platinum


is basic4android compiled language or interpreted language ?.


gamatec@email.com

Compiled.. It produces genuine .apk files that need no external support just like the native Java process.

Blogger


 Any special driver code needed in the ChipKit (running on the Pic32) to support the bluetooth dongle?

WillP

The BT Driver used in the lecture is "home grown".  I have tested it with a number of the Digilent PIC32 boards.
It is written expressly for PIC32 but can easily be ported.  The micro you use must be able to act as a USB Host.
Everyone interested pls send an email to fred@edtp.com and I'll send you a link to the PIC32 Code.

Blogger

@Fred Eady re BT USB adapter:

Is the CSR8510 chipset in the adapter 78RPM identified ok with the EDTP BT stack assuming that's required for PIC oriented development?  That particular chipset supports BT v4.0 so I'm not su,re what the compatibility issues are.  Are there other embedded BT stacks that one would encounter or could use that would be compatible with BT v4.0?

Iron

@Fred - What Microchip (or other) Library did you use to drive the USB Bluetooth Dongle on the chipKit ?

There are very inexpensive dongles on Amazon also, but I cannot tell if they are CSR based.  Like http://www.amazon.com/Mini-Bluetooth-Dongle-Wireless-Adapter/dp/B003VX3S3Y/

Iron

Bluetooth dongle from Adafruit includes a CSR8510 USB host.

Platinum

Fred thanks again.

bye

Iron


I'm interested in finding an appropriate USB Bluetooth dongle for experimentation.

gbabecki

To all that have asked this question.  The BT dongle I used comes in a white cardboard enclosed case.
There are many vendors that sell this particular dongle.  It must contain a CSR radio module to work
with the EDTP BT Stack
 
Here is one of the ebay description:

Mini USB 2.0 Bluetooth V2.0 EDR Dongle Wireless Adapter @#5321

Blogger

@78RPM

Thanks; the price appears to be in the ballpark of other sources so I'll give it a try.

Iron

@78RPM

I guess the question about the Bluetooth USB adapter is whether it is compatible with various embedded drivers, like something in a PIC library.  Any thoughts or experiences?  I am hoping a serial USB stream is a stream and the rest is Bluetooth protocol (2.x vs. 4.x) compatibility on the other end.

Iron

@Fred Eady

Fred will you post the complete set of files used in the presentations this week?

Iron

@Fred Eady

I'm interested in finding an appropriate USB Bluetooth dongle for experimentation.

Iron

2 == is used for comparison and one = is assigment ... I thought

My company uses blue tooth to CAN modules for ECU communication and data recording.  We use both wired (CAN) and wireless (blue tooth) applications for our ECU networking.

Iron

? Fred, If this application were incorporated into a product using the basic4android, is there a licence fee?

 

Iron

Greetings from Shakopee, MN!

Iron


if = is used for equality, what is used for assignment?

apdobaj

You've got you C hat on :-) Assignment is also = in Basic.

Blogger

Many have asked about the cheap dongle you could help us locate

Iron


Is Abstract Designer tool a open source free tool ?

EmbedXControls

Abstract Designer is part of the B4A package.
You will find that everything you need is either part of the package or available free from other users.

Blogger


There's a good book or document for in depth Basic4Android?


fjgalan

Yes. There is a new book available for B4A.
You can get the book at the B4A site:
www.basic4android.com

Blogger

Thanks Fred for an informative presentation and i am looking forward to tomorrow

Iron


@Fred, when to use bluetooth or use Wifi ?.

Have Wifi an administration object ?.

gamatec@email.com

Stay tuned.. We are going to cover B4A and WiFi this week.

Blogger

Till tomorrow. Bye.

Iron

? Fred, is there a similar program as the basic4android that can be run on a laptop?

Iron

UK:Farnell WF32

http://uk.farnell.com/digilent/410-273-kit/eval-brd-pic32mx-chipkit-wf32/dp/2366443?Ntt=chipKIT+WF32

Iron

 

what is 'wired' application

jim.crowell@exelisinc

That is when your Android device is connected to an external device via the Android device's USB portal.

Blogger

Thanks Fred, Rich, Steph, Design News, Digi-Key, and all the ships at sea. Gotta go. Will check answers later.

Iron

Its great Lecture. Hear you again tomorrow.

Iron

Are all bluetooth timeouts taken care of by the Android libs?

 dpalu2

Yes.

 

Blogger

@78RPM

Thanks; the price appears to be in the ballpark of other sources so I'll give it a try.

Iron

@gbabecki, I have used Adafruit's Wi-fi dongle on Arduino and Raspberry Pi with good results. I have not tried it on a PIC.

Platinum

If Zwilrich's discount code for B4A runs out, here is another code that can be used: djkhut

(Same disclosure as in Zwilrich's post)

What did you use for the Adnroid side (Phone?)

Iron

B4A is brilliant, quicker and easier than jave and everyone helps out with programming problems. Usually someone will help you within an hour. B4J has also just been released to write cross platform desktop programs - FREE!

I have been using Basic4Android for over 2 years already.

I have just paid my second subscription and will gladly do so the next time around!

Iron

@edaverill

It comes with the b4A package.

Blogger

How do I get this library?

 

Iron
 It comes with the B4A package.
Blogger

@78RPM

I guess the question about the Bluetooth USB adapter is whether it is compatible with various embedded drivers, like something in a PIC library.  Any thoughts or experiences?  I am hoping a serial USB stream is a stream and the rest is Bluetooth protocol (2.x vs. 4.x) compatibility on the other end.

Iron

is thier an example app with the software that we can see and use as a reference

 

Iron

?? Fred, do you have the source code we can copy somewhere?

Platinum

@EugeneM You're welcome.

Iron

 

@richnass

Is the Linkedin group still in used for these classes?

 

 

 

Iron

thanks for the info Zwilrich.

Iron

audio problem?  found if start then pause it for a few seconds, 'sometimes' clears it up.

@JayPaxman, you can download a free trial version

Platinum

@JayPaxman That's correct.

Iron

digikey has a blue tooth module...

My audio keeps stopping and needing restarted, any idea why

Iron

So this Basic4Android has to be purchased for $119, right?  And that's for 2 years of updates, or $59 for just 2 Months of updates?   So your code gives us half off, so 2 years for $59.50?

Iron

Hi Fred,

Thanks for the great presentation!

Once a connection has been made and you store the Mac addr and name in the app. You come along later and try to connect again, sometimes it is not recognised and you have to go through the whole discovery again. Why is this so?

I am interested in wireless and wired (secure).

Iron

? Can this kind of project or a more elaborate one be done only with the free trial version?

Iron

There are a lot of questions. Will Fred or somebody else answer them?

 

Iron

Thank you - great introduction!

I think I am missing the obvious but is there a link to the code samples?

You can purchase Basic4Android at http://www.basic4ppc.com/android/purchase.html

If you use the discount code dstyll you get half off of the list price.  You need to use the Plimus checkout to use the code.

Full disclosure:  I get an additional year of support if you use the code.

Iron

I have the Pickit3 . What bluetooth single should I get on ebay?

 

Iron

Thank you all and I shall hope to see you tomorrow.

 

Iron

@edaverill: yes, all answers are posted here in the public domain

Blogger

thanks fred, rich digikey and ieee. ?and dongle info?

A source for a Bluetooth USB dongle is Adafruit Industries product no. 1327.  The good thing is that these are probably licenced and have unique MAC addresses.  Of course, you should always check with Digi-Key first since they are sponsoring our learning.

Platinum

Very useful presentation. Thanks

Wow, I have a lot of research to do.  Thanks Fred, DK and DN!

Iron

Nice presentation.   Thanks

 

Iron

Thank you to Fred, Rich and DigiKey!  Great session!

Iron

thanks very much Fred. Interesting topic, looking forward for the rest of the week...

Iron

Are answers to all the questions going to be visible to all?

 

Iron

How about data from the pic to the andriod, any example? And thanks, great presentation.

Iron

BT dongle info would be appreciated.  Thanks!

Iron

Thanks, Fred! This was great stuff!

Iron

THanks Fred, Digikey, et. tal.

Iron

?How do the two "windows" on slide 20 appear or get launched on the Android device? i.e. "Simple Bluetooth Engine", "Bluetooth Simple Engine Data Activity"

Iron

where do you get the CHIPKIT and the  IDE  for for Android

Iron

Thanks Fred!  Fast, clear, and complete.  Hear you tomorrow.

Jerry

Iron

Thanks Fred, Rich and DigiKey

Iron

Is this the same as BTLow Energy applications?

I'm assuming so just different hardware?

Iron

Good talk Fred.  I look forward to tomorrow.

Iron

@Fred Eady

Fred will you post the complete set of files used in the presentations this week?

Iron

Thanks, Fred, see you Tuesday

Iron

@apdobaj refer to slide 19

if the keyword "If" is used "=" is used as an equality,

if the keyword "If" is absent "=" is used as assignment.

I guess the compiler is smart enough to know the difference.

Iron

Thanks for the information.  Easy to understand and great tips on BT and WF32.

Iron

Fred so the antena trace on the board transmitted to dongle?,

What about duplex comm.?

Iron

Can you provide email address?  I have several questions regarding my design and would like to send this to you.  Thanks Greg

 

 

Iron

FYI Digilent WF32 kit:

http://www.digilentinc.com/Products/Detail.cfm?NavPath=2,892,1193&Prod=CHIPKIT-WF32

Cheers!

Iron

Thanks Fred for a good presentation.

Iron

Thank you Fred, RIch and Digikey

Iron

where I found the Developmnet Enviorement?

I am also interested in wired connection, particularly serial port.

Thank you Fred.

 

Iron

Any suggestions for other (cheaper) boards than the chipKIT WF32 to try this on?

 

Whew! Fast pace. Lots of stuff. (Good!)

Iron

Thank you. See you tomorrow

Iron

Thnks Fred for the lesson.

 

Where can I find the code samples for download + link to the Digichip board?

Fred, great simple app to show the nuts and bolts.  Thanks as always!

Iron

? Is there an equivalent program/application you can run on your laptop?

Iron

where do you get basic4android

 

Iron

Thanks Fred, you're a great trainer, see you tomorrow.

Iron

Fred you skipped how the Digilent WF32 was set to be an Embedded Bluetooth-Capable Device. Any details?

Iron

Thanks Fred and Rich.

Iron

Thanks Fred.  This is a nice environment

Also, my HP laptop (which has no bluetooth) doesn't recognize it. Where can I get general lib?

Iron

www.basic4android.com

 

Thank you Fred, Rich, and Digi-Key

Platinum

good session, looks very straight forward

 

Iron

I need the dongle info

Iron

Many thanks, awesome class!

What is needed in addition to the Blutooth dongle to embed Bluetooth on a PIC 18F microcontroller?

Iron

I am also interested in the Bluetooth Dongle - whats it Make and Model so I can purchse ?

? Where do you get the Basic application?

Iron

Thanks, Fred!  That was awesome!

Iron

I want to use the dongle on my linux andoid app. Where can I have the driver?

Iron

@peterpb, probably the b4a ide (http://www.basic4ppc.com/android/downloads.html)

Iron

@Fred, is basic4android compiled language or interpreted language ?.

Fred, please share some info about the dongle. Thanks!

Iron

Which book is good for Basic4Android?

Iron

@Fred - Any special driver code needed in the ChipKit (running on the Pic32) to support the bluetooth dongle?

Iron

@Fred Eady

I'm interested in finding an appropriate USB Bluetooth dongle for experimentation.

Iron

interested in the BT dongle...

Iron

if = is used for equality, what is used for assignment?

Iron

I'd like to know which dongle you're using

Iron

found those dongles on aliexpress

 

would like to have a link to the dongle, thanks!

Iron

I am interested in the USB dongle

Iron

Looked at Rasberry Pi

Iron

Where can we get this Abstract Designer tool?

Iron

From Power PC family

Iron

We're in the homestretch

Blogger

Which IDE is used here?

 

Iron

There's a good book or document for in depth Basic4Android?

Iron

Is Abstract Designer tool a open source free tool ?

Possibly RaspberryPI also

Iron

arduino / raspberry pi

 

Beagleboard Black

 

Iron

PIC 8 , or adrunio

Iron

Aurdino ad Rasberry Pi

Iron

Looking at ARM Cortex M4 and possibly the MSP430

Iron

I haven't select micro yet.

Iron

Likely ARM Cortex but possibly an Arduino as well.

Iron

Want to use STM32 to interface android.

Have not selected micro for project yet.

Iron

Building with PIC32 and ARM

 

Iron

Looking at Pic18F2550 or Pic18F4550, as a USB device as a direct connec tion to and Android device.

 

Iron

Cypress, Microchip, and TI. Depends on customer needs, but those are the current projects all using BT.

Iron

Still deciding on controller.

 

I have not selected one yet

Iron

targetting ARM cortex 

ARM Cortex-M, most likely Freescale

Iron

looking at Atmel ARM Cortex

Iron

Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Iron

Work a lot with ARM Cortex-M3 and Blackfin uC.

Iron

Targetting Freescale Kinetis MCUs - Freedom boards.

Iron

Arduino, PIC, and MSP430

Iron

ARM Cortex M4F in my case... Infineon or TI as vendors

 

I use PIC and Arduino.

Iron

ARM Cortex M is My Traget

 

I prefer PIC's - better documentation

Iron

Currently the Atmel SAMA5 and the TI AM335

Iron

Using PIC 8-bit and Arduino

Platinum

Mainly Microchip or T.I MSP430 series

 

Iron

Sensors including strain, pressure and temperature

Iron

Not sure which microcontroller

Iron

Target M4 almost exclusively for my apps.

Iron

have not selected a uC but likely a cheap arduino

ARM or PIC32 and Arduino

 

Hve not selected uC yet...

Iron

mostly using ARM Cortex

Iron

PIC18F series is my target

Iron

QUESTION: What microcontroller are you targeting for you Android applications?

Blogger

I like PIC's method of using 0 to make TRIS bits as output.  A good pnemonic is that 0 look like O for Output and 1 looks like I for Input.

Platinum

Looking at wired Arduino multi analog IO and wireless data connection

Iron

Not currently looking at Android. Perhaps in near future.

Iron

We have legacy RS232 devices

Iron

@Fred, when to use bluetooth or use Wifi ?.

Have Wifi an administration object ?.

 

I am interested in wireless as well.

Iron

only doing wired at this time - noise/ reliability issues at this point in my environment at this time.

Iron

Most likely wired.  for power and security.  Do look at wireless too.

Iron

interested in developing both wired for (data aquisition) and wireless (for data transmission and control)

Iron

wireless has really emerged as an easier way of connecting things to COTS mobile devices...

Iron

Wired vs Wireless -- agnostic for most. Wireless for the rest.

Iron

Equal interest at this time, may change when I dig into it.

Iron

I'm more interested in wired applications.

Iron

 

I have not considered wired Android applications, just wireless

Iron

ansFred? not doing any androids at this time.

Hello! I'm more to wired application.

 

For Android I'm mainly interested in wireless.

Iron

Interested in wireless primarily

Iron

Actually working on getting Android running on BeagleBoneBlack and using wired.

Iron

Thinking about both wired and wireless

Iron

More interested in wired application.

Iron

Interesed in both wired and wireless.

Iron

Wireless is replacing wired here...

 

Iron

Actually, both... sometimes I need to bridge wireless to wire and vice versa

Iron

I am looking at both but primaryily wireless applications.

Iron

No intrest in wired Android apps.  Full interest in wireless including NFC, bluetooth, wi-fi

Iron

Will definitely be doing WIRED connections

We like wireless applications

Iron

Interested in both wired (USB) and wireless.

Iron

Wireless applications; Bluetooth, Zigbee, etc.

Iron

wireless applications

Iron

what is 'wired' application

Iron

wireless, as the practical possibilities are more typical

Iron

Not considering a wired app - would likely be wireless if at all

 

I am interested in wired Android applicatons

We have needs for both.

Iron

more interested in the wireless BTLE.

Iron

I've done bluetooth wireless, this is a good refresher.

More interested in wireless connections

Platinum

Interested in BOth. No project currently.

We would be doing wired applications

 

Iron

Both at this point.  Wireless for myself, Wired for work.

Iron

I am really interested in wireless apps.

Iron

interested in wireless devices

Iron

Both, wired and wireless.

Iron

Interested in both wired and wireless.

Iron

Personally interested in wireless mode more than wired

 

Iron

Arduino boards are awesome

Iron

Interested in wireless Android applications

Iron

Mostly wireless spps are of interest to me.

Iron

Both in my applications

 

Iron

QUESTION: Are you more interested in wired or wireless Android applications?

Blogger

Primarily wireless at this point.

Iron

Investigating using bluetooth for printer connection.

Iron

Yes I am familiar with Arduino.

Iron

I would like to learn more about BT.

Iron

ah ok i guess visual basic has activities as well ... not familiar w/VB.  would need to be careful not to confuse Android Activities w/VB activities in a B4A project ...

We are considering bluetooth

Iron

I've considered using BT serial for both ios and android; interested in BTLE increasingly (android support now tangible). I've also used simple BT serial modules for development links.

Iron

Exploring at this time.

 

Iron

Yes. Just dabbled with 

HC-05 Wireless Bluetooth Serial Transceiver Module Slave And Master

Iron

Considering using Bluetooth.

I am considering Bluetooth, but not as the sole wireless connection.

Iron

just gotten into it recently (bluetooth)

Iron

I have considered bluetooth.

Iron

I have not considered bluetooth looking at Zigbee for greater range.

Iron

Haven't considered BT until now.

Iron

Yes thinking of using BT with application.

 

Iron

Yes - Bluetooth on B4A coding already.  Great talk!!

Iron

Looking into bluetooth

 

Iron

Exploring bluetooth at this time

Iron

Have not use BT with android to date, but will consider in the future.

Iron

No, I have not considered BlueTooth.

Iron

Have not used Bluetooth yet but I want to learn how.

Platinum

I haven't used Bluetooth yet but I am considering it.

Iron

Yes, I have been playing with it for a while.

Iron

I am thinking about it

Iron

yes. We consider to use things like Bluetooth.

 

Iron

Yes, considering it for an engineert tool

 

Iron

Yes, I've considered using Bluetooth.

Iron

Have not had occasion to use BlueTooth

Iron

If I get around to doing an Android remote control project I'd consider bluetooth

I'm doing a Bluetooth LE proof of concept project now.  BLE is supported on Android 4.3, but reports are it is not stable yet. Bummer! Getting time from our IOS developers is not going to be easy.

Iron

No activity planned for near future but want to try it out.

Iron

I'm ready to use bluettoth.

Iron

Question: Have you considered using Bluetooth in your Android wireless control/monitoring applications?

Blogger

 

I have not used Bluetooth as yet.

Iron

Yes. Am working on a project now, though I'm not the primary software developer. Just wanted to have some insight to help with integration.

Iron

Yes, Bluetooth would be useful connection to embedded application devices.

Iron

yes... Thinking about use of BT in my app.

Iron

Deciding between bluetooth and 801.11x

Iron

No, takes too much power

Iron

Looking at it at this time.

Iron

Considering using Android Bluetooth for process initiation.

Iron

Not used yet but I intend to do.

Iron

Yes, considering Bluetooth...

 

Iron

No, I have not considered BlueTooth before

Iron

I have considered using bluetooth low energy

Iron

Side number 9, number 9, number 9 (for you Beatles fans)

Blogger

Are all bluetooth timeouts taken care of by the Android libs?

 

Iron

I think of Activity as an Event (M$ speak).

I am familiar with Arduino as well

Iron

Activity is an Android thing - see the documentation at developer.android.com

Try F5 to refresh your audio...

 

Iron

audio is still running

 

Iron

Sorry for my bonehead response, I meant Arduino

Iron

I am familiar with Arduino

 

Iron

Is this basic case sensitive?

Iron

What is Activity Object ?

 

Yes, have heard of Arduino quite a while ago

I have used Arduino

Iron

How do I get this library?

 

Iron

Know about but have not used

Iron

I am also familiar with Android

Iron

Arduno.. simple yet powerful

Iron

Where do you get the Basic4Android development platform?

Hello fromn sunny SE Lake Simco Ontario Canada!

Iron
@cjziolkowski = If you don't see the audio bar at the top of the screen, pls refresh your browser. If you experience audio interruptions and are using IE, try using FF or Chrome as your browser. Many people experience issues with IE. Also, make sure your flash player is updated with the current version. And finally, some companies block live audio streams, so if that is the case for your company, the class will be archived on this page immediately following the class and you can listen then. People don't experience any issues with the audio for the archived version.

 

I've investigated it a little, not much yet.

Iron

Familiar with Arduino but more with Atmel.

Iron

audio bar is under class title starting with January 13. You might have to reload page to see it.

Iron

Yes, it's very a popular platform for hobbiest and beginner programers

 

Iron

yes, i do know arduino.

 

Iron

Yes and no on Arduino

Iron

Yes, familiar with Arduino

Iron

familiar with Arduino

Iron

in a simple explanation

Iron

Arduino is an open source hardware and software like a PIC... google it

 

Iron

i know what Arduino is.

Iron

Where is the audio bar??

Greeting from MIdland Tx

Iron

Does everyone know what Arduino is?

Blogger

Hi this is my first class.

 

Hello from Oak Creek, WI

Iron

Hellow everybody from Portugal

 

Hello from Longmont, CO

Iron

Hello from Orange county

Iron

Hello,from Warm and Windy California

Iron

Hoi from Germany :-)

 

Iron

Hi all -Audio is live! If you don't see the audio bar at the top of the screen, please refresh your browser. It may take a couple tries. When you see the audio bar, hit the play button. If you experience audio interruptions and are using IE, try using FF or Chrome as your browser. Many people experience issues with IE. Also, make sure your flash player is updated with the current version. And finally, some companies block live audio streams, so if that is the case for your company, the class will be archived on this page immediately following the class and you can listen then. People don't experience any issues with the audio for the archived version.

hello from 'sunny' scotland :)

Iron

Hello from Long Island New York

Iron

@Fred Eady

Thanks for the tip to use a wireless connection over Bluetooth for development/download connectivity; makes sense.  I participated in your "Design Your Own Android App" last summer but haven't acquired an Android device to play with so I haven't gone through the motions of development yet (a case of "better late than never").  I seemed to recall some issues with Bluetooth version compatibility but couldn't find the details in the previous session slides.  I would eventually like to experiment with Bluetooth connectivity between the Android client device and a Bluetooth enabled embededded device as you demonstrated so I wanted to get the scoop on Bluetooth USB dongle and embedded firmware compatibility.  I'll be sure to be glued to the "Tube" this week (ok, not really a tube in displays any more).

Iron

Hello from Dearborn MI

Iron

Hello from SW Michigan

Iron

good day from edmonton, alberta

Iron

three minutes folks. Download the PPT from the link above

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Hello from northern Minnesota.

Iron

Hello from southwest Ohio

Iron

Greetings from Chicago,IL

Morning

Hi all of you

Iron

Are we about to start?

Iron

Hello from Manizales, Colombia.

greetings from slc ut.....

Good evening from Goole, UK

Iron

Hello from Cedar Rapids Iowa

Iron

Good morning from Colorado

Good afternoon from Colombia

 

Greetings from Vermont

Iron

Good afternoon from Upstate NY!

Iron

 

hello from Mishawaka

Iron

Just a reminder, put a question mark at the start of any questions for Fred so that he can easily find your questions.

Iron

Good Afternoon from MN.

 

Iron

Good evening from Italy!

Iron

Good morning from CA.

Iron

You are now eligible to earn IEEE Professional Development Hours by attending these courses and participating in the chat function. I'd also like to point out that we are no longer using the points system, offering "graduation", or giving grades. The IEEE hours are taking the place of that. There are some important things for you to know about earning the hours. The most important ones are that you need to attend these courses live, you need to attend a minimum of two of them per semester, you need to fill out a course evaluation form within 2 weeks of the end of the class, you need to attend 4 out of the 5 classes per course, and you need to participate in the chat function every day you attend. Please click on the link at the top of this page that says "How do I earn IEEE professional development hours" to read all of these important details and more.

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Good evening from Iasi, Romania

Iron

Good morning! from Richmond, British Columbia

Iron

Be sure to follow @designnews and @DigiKeyCEC on Twitter for the latest class information. We encourage you to tweet about today's class using the hashtag #CEC.

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@Zilrich (and everyone else): to be eligible for the PDHs, you must participate in the discussion each day. That means at least one meaningful response and/or question each day. However, we'd hope that you participate much more than that. The more discussion/questions we have, the better the classes are for everyone.

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Good night from Spain, Valladolid at the West of Europe

 

Iron

@rclipat

Thanks!  51 minutes and counting...

Blogger

I cant wait to hear a great lecture form Fred E. Another hour right?

Iron

Good afternoon from Fort Wayne, IN as well

Iron

Hello from shores of the great lake Ontaio.  Closing on 50 F

Iron

Hello from the Finger Lakes

Iron

Hello from Fort Wayne IN.

Iron

@richnass : I'd settle for rich, rather than famous (haha)

68 degrees F in Houston !

Iron

Hi all.  A nice, sunny 29 degF in Minneapolis today.

Iron

@richnass

In order to get IEEE credit what does it mean "Participate in the chat function every day you attend"?

Is one posting enough or do you need five?

Do they have to be meaningful or is "Hello from ..." sufficient?

Or do we have to respond to every question that the lecturer asks?

Iron

Good morning from sunny Edmonton, AB

Iron

Good afternoon from Brazil, Sao Paulo.

 

Hello from Albuquerque.

Iron

Good morning from El Paso, TX

Iron

@gbgbecki

I always use WiFi to connect the B4A-Bridge to the target Android device when developing using Bluetooth.

You will find that older Android versions (2.1 and  2.2) don't play well B4A-Bridge.  Using a WiFi connection completely isolates Bluettoth application comms from the development environment Bluetooth comms.

Stay tuned as today's lecture will give you everything you need to establish Bluetooth connectivity between your Android device and other Bluethooth devices.

Blogger

Worked on Android but never worked on Wireless! Wolud love to learn

Iron

Please join our Digi-Key Continuing Education Center LinkedIn Group at http://linkd.in/yoNGeY

Blogger

Hello from Chintan!

 

Iron

@Fred Eady

I am also interested in Bluetooth connectivity to Android.

Iron

Hello from Montana. Really excited about this class.

Platinum

Hello from Binghamton, NY

Iron

@Fred Eady

Fred, I am wondering if you can comment or take a few moments to review some recommended tools and steps to provide Bluetooth connectivity from the B4A development computer to the Android client device (e.g., tablet, phone).  I'm also curious if such tools have constraints on the version of Bluetooth they support (e.g., 2.x vs. 4.x).

Thanks, Glenn

Iron

Hi from Panama City, FL.

Iron

Hello from Summerville, SC. How is everyone doing?

Iron

Ice melt flooded our offices this weekend. Luckily the ceiling rain missed my computer.

Iron

Greetings from Scottsdale, AZ

Iron

You can begin earning IEEE Professional Development HOurs with this week's classes. Very exciting!

Blogger

The streaming audio player will appear on this web page when the show starts at 2 PM Eastern time today. Note however that some companies block live audio streams. If when the show starts you don't hear any audio, try refreshing your browser. If that doesn't work, try using Firefox or Google Chrome as your browser. Some users experience audio interruptions with IE. If that doesn't work, the class will be archived immediately following our live taping.

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Slides are posted folks. Download from the link above.

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bitbanger55: I can't wait to see what kind of apps you come up with. Assuming it's appropriate, we can post it on Design News. We'll make you famous.

Blogger

Happy New Year and good morning from Buenos Aires, Argentina!

Iron

Morning from Portland Oregon

Iron

Greetings from Chicago!

Iron

Happy New Year to all the hardcore DN CEC freakzz.  :)

A good morning from Rockwell Automation in Mayfield Hts., Ohio

Good morning from Mobile, AL

Slides. good slides!

Iron

I have a new Samsung Galaxy S4 and cant wait to develop some apps.

No slides, yet. I have visited the last course, semester 3

"Hello World" the Basic4android Way by Fred Eady.

I am still none too Android savvy, so, I hope the review

helps me. Maybe the Wireless Digital I/O App...

Iron


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