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Topics => Home Automation and Networked Objects => Topic started by: Ufoguy on Jun 25, 2013, 12:50 pm

Title: Connecting android phone with arduino through use?
Post by: Ufoguy on Jun 25, 2013, 12:50 pm
Can I connect android phone to arduino using usb? If it can be done how am I supposed to connect them together? My phone doesn't have a big usb port. It only has a small one. I am talking about usb serial btw.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Connecting android phone with arduino through use?
Post by: antkan on Jun 25, 2013, 01:15 pm
Yes.It is possible with USB shield.You can control the arduino from android.For example you can switch a LED.
Title: Re: Connecting android phone with arduino through use?
Post by: marque on Jul 03, 2013, 02:43 am
You can use an "USB OTG" cable. Just a few bucks on ebay and works perfect.
Title: Re: Connecting android phone with arduino through use?
Post by: Ufoguy on Jul 03, 2013, 02:57 am

You can use an "USB OTG" cable. Just a few bucks on ebay and works perfect.

I use a hundred dollar phone and I don't think my phone supports usb otg!
Title: Re: Connecting android phone with arduino through use?
Post by: polypagan on Jul 03, 2013, 03:22 am
Download, install & run "USB Host Diagnostics" from Google Play Store.  This will tell you if OTG works on your phone.

I use OTG to manage my datalogger with my Samsung Galaxy S III.
Title: Re: Connecting android phone with arduino through use?
Post by: Ufoguy on Jul 08, 2013, 08:00 am

Download, install & run "USB Host Diagnostics" from Google Play Store.  This will tell you if OTG works on your phone.

I use OTG to manage my datalogger with my Samsung Galaxy S III.


I checked my phone doesn't support USB OTG. That doesn't come as a surprise to me though.