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Android Hardware Interfacing with the BeagleBone Black by Andrew Henderson

By Andrew Henderson

Design and enforce Android apps that interface along with your personal customized circuits and the BeagleBone Black

About This Book

  • Design customized apps that engage with the surface global through BeagleBone Black
  • Modify Android to acknowledge, configure, and converse with sensors, LEDs, reminiscence, and more
  • A step by step consultant filled with sensible Android app examples that may support the clients to create Android managed units that may use BeagleBone as hardware

Who This publication Is For

If you're an Android app developer who desires to test with the services of the BeagleBone Black platform, then this e-book is perfect for you. you're anticipated to have simple wisdom of constructing Android apps yet no past adventure is required.

In Detail

This ebook explores utilizing the Android OS at the BeagleBone Black platform and gives an creation to Android's special approach to interfacing. you may be walked throughout the technique of fitting and configuring Android in your BeagleBone Black, in addition to getting ready your laptop improvement atmosphere to create Android functions that at once interface with units. a number of instance initiatives inside of this publication introduce you to utilizing the GPIO, SPI, and I2C interfaces of the BeagleBone Black.

You'll create Android apps that speak without delay with real elements corresponding to sensors, reminiscence chips, switches, and LEDs. step by step counsel via either the software program and parts of those tasks is supplied. Combining all the earlier initiatives right into a unmarried undertaking that makes use of GPIO, SPI, and I2C jointly, you'll discover the main points of making a sophisticated interfacing app. ultimately, you may be supplied with info on transitioning prototype code into code compatible for deployment on an Android-based gadget. With numerous instance apps that display key conversation techniques, this booklet may also help you turn into an Android interfacing professional in no time.

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In most cases, only one process at a time can open and control the ALSA driver resource. If individual apps were in charge of taking, using, and releasing the ALSA driver, it would become a huge mess to coordinate audio resource usage among all of the various apps. One misbehaving app can easily take control of audio resources and block all other apps from using them! But how can the allocation and control of these resources be handled? To solve this problem, Android uses managers. Android managers Managers are the components of the system that control hardware devices on behalf of all apps.

He has contributed code to the BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and Chumby Hackers Board communities. He owns Clearwater Software in Brisbane, Australia. Anuj Deshpande adores the Beaglebone Black and all things embedded with Linux. He is an active part of the local hackerspace, Doo, in Pune, and regularly hosts meet-ups on a variety of topics. Some of the projects that he has been a part of are Userspace Arduino, PixHawk Fire, and Tah. org, Oneirix Labs, as well as 3D Robotics for a brief period of time.

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