Android Open Accessory support opens up the ability of your Android device to accept input from common external USB hardware such as keyboards, mice, and game controllers. Even more exciting for the hardware hobbyist is the ability to use the Android Open Accessory APIs to control USB devices, including the popular Arduino microcontroller.
This 2.5-hour, hands-on workshop will focus on allowing Android/Java developers the opportunity get their hands dirty with the fundamentals of electronics and the Android Open Accessory APIs. The workshop will give you the chance to get acquainted with a variety of basic electronic components such as LEDs, motors, sensors, and the Arduino-based ADK. Workshop enrollment is capped at 8 attendees so you're guarenteed to get individual attention.
Attendees will walk away with their very own hacked Dyzplastic Android figurine and all the parts to continue hacking away at home. (Due to the shortened 3-hour format of the workshop versus the typical 5-6 hour format, the Android figure will come pre-drilled but not pre-assembled.)
All attendees must supply their own compatible Android device such as a tablet running OS version 3.1 or a Nexus One/Nexus S/Galaxy Nexus phone running OS version 2.3.4 or higher.
If there are any questions regarding the compatibility of your device, please email pearl[at]karma-laboratory.com before registering since refunds will not be issued.
Attendees must also have some working knowledge of Java and the Android SDK and are requested to bring their own laptop with Eclipse and the latest Android SDK installed. This workshop is best suited for Android developers with little to no prior electronics knowledge. Experienced developers from other programming languages are welcome to attend.
The registration fee includes all other equipment used during the workshop.
About the organizer: Karma Laboratory
Karma Laboratory was founded by Pearl Chen to explore non-traditional uses of technology. Pearl is an educator, web developer, artisan, and Android enthusiast. Circle Karma Laboratory (http://gplus.to/klab) or Pearl (http://gplus.to/pearl) on Google+.
About the host venue:
Noisebridge (http://noisebridge.net) is an infrastructure provider for technical-creative projects, collaboratively run by its members. We are incorporated as a non-profit educational corporation for public benefit. We operate primarily in a 5,600 square-foot space located in the heart of San Francisco. We teach, we learn, we share.
When & Where
Karma Laboratory is a Toronto-based studio that develops tools and curriculum for technology education. Visit karma-laboratory.com for more info.
The company was founded by Pearl Chen in 2002. Pearl is an independent educator, web developer, artisan, and Android enthusiast.
If there is a workshop that you would like to see offered or if you have a request for an alternative date/time, please send Pearl a note!