Repost - Confused before, sorry!
Hi everyone, I have been reading the forums and all about peoples projects which involve an Arduino-Android Interface. My question is this - instead of utilising a host shield on the arduino, making the android device a slave, is it possible to slave the arduino to an android usb host (Such as the ZTE blade, which works well with microbridge, and also supports the OTG hardware/protocols).
I would like to setup the android device as a control and command device for the arduino board, although I dont know how to actually create this interface, as everybody seems to use the arduino usb host shield, which I dont want to be spending on at the minute.
I see it like this:
When connected to the computer, the arduino is slave, and accepts commands from the computer -- so why can't this happen using the android as usb host? If i could implement the ADB protocl to communicate, I could interact with the arduino via ADB Shell, issuing Serial commands to the arduino device.
I'm really interested in he potential for this, due to the phones capabilities - Internet connectivity, sensors, camera feed etc...Starting with the very basics though haha