This is a remote control app for members of the R2 Builders Club. Apart from looking pretty, it doesn't do anything useful unless you are building an ...
This is a remote control app for members of the R2 Builders Club. Apart from looking pretty, it doesn't do anything useful unless you are building an R2-D2 replica robot and are implementing a MarcDuino receiver board (as described in www.curiousmarc.com and on my build log on Astromech.net). If you do, lucky you, it will allow you to control the dome panels and holoprojectors of your Droid in all sorts of interesting ways, and, optionally, your R2 sounds and light effects. You can see a demo of how it works with my R2 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUod3LRQ1DI The App can run all the way down to iOS 3.1.3, on an iPhone 3G or an early iPod Touch. This is meant for those who would like to dedicate an older generation iPhone for their robot control. The app doesn't include any sounds. Your custom sounds must reside in the sound system of the robot. Commands, in the form of programmable short ASCII strings, are sent via the internal Wi-Fi iPhone radio to a remote WiFly receiver. Alternately, the app also generates a 9600 baud serial output stream on the earphone audio port. This way you can send serial command to an Arduino or to an XBee transmitter radio for example. You'll need a small level adapter board to use the audio serial capabiity, as described on www.curiousmarc.com. Since you can customize most buttons and commands, you could also use this as a generic remote control app to send any short serial string via Wi-Fi (to a WiFly radio fore example) or serial link (through an XBee). And with a spiffy R2-D2 inspired interface to boot!
Size: 3.32 MB
Price: $ 0.00
Day of release: 0000-00-0