RBG LED Controller

My off-the-cuff remark about building an auxiliary bilirubin light manifested itself into a quick project.

In order to approximate the specific color of the bilirubin lamp, I figured that I would need to provide a means of setting PWM values for the three inputs. I had hard-coded values in Arduino code in the past, so thought about taking that route initially. I blew the dust off my Duemillova, fired up the Arduino IDE, and promptly decided to modify my Java servo PWM code to do the job.

Sort of growing attached to the IOIO…sorry Arduino.

So, the controller was born…IOIORBG.

rbg led

RBG ... RGB

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Pushing to Master

Just hanging out. Committing a little Java.

pushing to master ioio android code

Java by Oracle

Introducing IOIOSeek v2.1.

new android ioio app

improved

In preparation for my next project, I have beefed up my app to support four simultaneous servos, three real-time analog readings, and two binary digital outputs. I cleaned up the UI, and added some README details. You can snag the app or update on the Android Market (search for IOIO)

market android app

50 + ???

Pop over to the Android Market and give a review if you have it going v

swantron on android market ioio

2.1

As the commits hint, I have pushed my code out to my GitHub page. Fork that thing. Stay tuned for the next project…I just need to find some time to smash together the hardware and we’ll be good to go.

IOIO Seek Redux

I published my code for the IOIOSeek project to GitHub.

Here it is

Fork it, do what you will.

git hub ioio swantron

got git

My next step is to refine the project, add some automation, and make it cooler in general.

I grabbed a few thing to make that happen:

ioio seek solar panels extra

3x the possibilities

Second IOIO board for bootloader work…which will allow for bluetooth communications between the board and a phone. Two additional solar panels…to increase the complexity of my sensor setup.

Stay tuned…things should be in the works.

IOIO Servo Project Recap

So, good news and bad news in regards to my IOIO servo controller project.

Good: I have published my code to GitHub. See…

IOIO sample code

git stuffs

Bad: Ytai, the creator of IOIO itself, let me know that my code is in need of an overhaul. Big time.

I am experiencing too much lag…losing a ton of time in the writing phase of my app. Expect an overhaul of said code, in preparation for my next project.

I have seen some activity on both of my apps on the Android Market. I feel some moral obligation to fix both apps, cite some versions, etc. This one could take some time, but should result in a pretty sweet project. On a strange note, Ytai has a sample app that handles the analog input that I need for my next effort. I should be able to stand up a project before too long…pretty pumped.

Anyhow, check that code if you are bored. Really bored. I will update when I get some decent code committed…until then…

IOIO PowerSwitch Project

I can finally report a conclusion of sorts on the IOIO / PowerSwitch Tail project. The ‘of sorts’ disclaimer is in regards to my Android App, which is pretty much a working beta. I have some issues with my onResume code, and want to put some polish on the UI. That said, I have released the code to the interwebs, so had better provide a write-up.

The setup is the same as I have been posting. Dual open drain pins with a 10K pull to 5V do the lifting…triggering of pins is handled via my IOIO board…Android app providing a UI to do the switching.

ioio-example-project

beta version: check.

I went ahead and published my app on the Android Market. It will pop for sure by searching for IOIO.

android market app

apptastic

Price: free ninety nine. Can’t beat that.

I also tossed this code up on GitHub. Go nuts.

github example

/swantron

Video time: see this in action.

Basically, between all of the shaky camera work, I download my app from the Android Market, connect via USB, and control the 120V relay via my Droid 2. I will shoot a better video once I clean up my code a bit.

Stay tuned. The README on GitHub and the app details section should have all of the connection information. I can provide any further details via email / comments / @swantron. Have fun with this one…

Link to android market
Link to project code at GitHub

Git er Hub

Making progress on the IOIO marathon project.

GitHub has been chosen as the initial hosting deal. Configured with a little hello world this evening.

git hub linux

commit.

Click on that for some CLI awesome junk. If not, tune back in for the larger effort soon. Android app may follow.