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Hi,

I want to make an Android(Samsung Galaxy) controlled robot with Arduino. Is it possible to connect arduino to a mobile phone via USB (without bluetooth) ?

If possible, can anybody please suggest me which Arduino board is best suited for this purpose. Actually cost of arduino board with bluetooth doesn't fit in my buget, thats why i avoided bluetooth. So i prefer arduino board with low cost suited for this purpose (just a mobile controlled robot car). What all other parts (like servo motors) needed/best for the same ?
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Some reading material

http://www.google.com/search?q=android+site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Farduino.cc%2Fforum%2Findex.php&hl=en&num=100&lr=&ft=i&cr=&safe=images
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BT modules for arduino are ~$40 for the cheap and ~$60 for the expensive. Also, look at amarino-toolkit.net
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What about Arduino BT ? Is that sufficient for this purpose. But the problem is it's costly. Please suggest me any cost effective alternative for Arduino BT. I am pretty new to robotics so please suggest me other components needed for a mobile phone controlled car(it must have a good speed also).

Anyway thanks for the reply.
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Just use an Uno (~$35) and a Bluetooth Mate Silver ($35). You can use a simple H-bridge shield with 5 volt motors (I think robotshop has some half/half/differential drive gearboxes). Arduino can also serve a servo output, if you'd like to use an ESC from an RC car with a servo for steering.
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The Arduino ADK has USB host, or you can use a USB host shield.

In one of my projects involving Android, I used a homemade version of the "Kelly Wu" board.
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Another option, which I describe, along with BT, USB and Ethernet in my book, is to use  the sound output of your Android device as a kind of acoustic modem, connected to the Arduino.

The book is 'Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius'. It should be out in a couple of weeks.

http://www.duinodroid.com
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With bluetooth shield or usb-otg cable (soon) you can use ArduinoCommander android app - https://market.android.com/details?id=name.antonsmirnov.android.arduinocommander
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