Android Bluetooth joystick

Hey kas!

Thanks for making this application. It's cool and the controls are easy to use. My friends and I have never worked with Arduinos before and hacked up this robotic ball in a week that uses your app. It was really fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkCU7p1Dk2w

Keep up the good work. We love your app!

Hey kas! Thanks for making this application. It's cool and the controls are easy to use. My friends and I have never worked with Arduinos before and hacked up this robotic ball in a week that uses your app. It was really fun! Keep up the good work. We love your app!

Hi rtso489 Thanks for taking the time to register and post your first comments on the forum

This is a very cool hack 8) 8) 8) Please let us have more info, link to the original device and possibly photo of the internal mechanism Thanks again for sharing

Hi all,

Has anyone managed to get this running with a Nano? I can connect fine, on a bluesmirf silver via the app, tried all sorts of configurations with RX/TX and servo pins, but I cant get any further, any guidance would be much appreciated.

Edit, problem solved, Thanks KAS for the time you have put in, I will upload a "dummy's guide" later in a bid to contribte : )

Edit, problem solved, Thanks KAS for the time you have put in, I will upload a "dummy's guide" later in a bid to contribte : )

Glad you sorted it out Your contribution will be very welcome ;)

First of all thank you. It's really nice to see something this simple and well documented. I'll try it as soon as my exams are over. Referring back to an older post I believe as well that the addition of accelerometer to the available control options would be really nice. :)

Hi kovacsgellert, thanks for your comments

Referring back to an older post I believe as well that the addition of accelerometer to the available control options would be really nice. :)

I had the idea to develop an accelerometer based application, but it didn't generate enough interest here, to justify development time :~

HI,

I downloaded this sketch for my UNO R3 and have version 3.1 of BT Joystick Commander on a nexus tablet.

the Bluetooth connection works as follows:

pressing button 1 on the android produces button on, button off on the arduino serial terminal.

no other functions work..

Joystick data is displayed,on the android but not on the arduino terminal

i have read through the many threads on ths topic and see no obvious fixes for the joystick problem.

Please send suggestions.

Hi hib1,

I am currently on holydays and will be home next week In the meantime, please make sure you are using the latest AndroLED Arduino demo sketch (V10.2) modify:

boolean DEBUG = false;

to:

boolean DEBUG = true;

DEBUG can also be toggled using Button #2

Let me know the outcome

@all Merry Xmas :) :)

Great app KAS, bad thing is not working on IOIO board,just tested out :frowning: ,do u think in a future could make one to be IOIO otg compatible?..once again ,this app is the best,on Google Store :wink: Thank you

any chance that you can add a window to show the feed from a wifi camera? Then we will have the ultimate robot controller.

Hi juycce

do u think in a future could make one to be IOIO otg compatible?

Sorry, no experience yet with IOIO :~

this app is the best,on Google Store

Gracias :blush:

any chance that you can add a window to show the feed from a wifi camera? Then we will have the ultimate robot controller

:roll_eyes: :roll_eyes: :roll_eyes: that's a slightly more complex story ;)

any chance that you can add a window to show the feed from a wifi camera? Then we will have the ultimate robot controller

:roll_eyes: :roll_eyes: :roll_eyes: that's a slightly more complex story

OK Did some research, looks definitly doable I will order a Foscam IP camera which is well supported and documented

I already started development using another android device (Sony Xperia Mini) as an IP camera

Thanks tolisn63 for this smart idea, and... for keeping me busy ;)

Great news, if you want I can also test. I have a wanscam IP camera (similar to foscam)

Great news, if you want I can also test. I have a wanscam IP camera (similar to foscam)

Why not :)

This a screen shot of "Total RC Commander" V0.1B: The application is working but for the moment, the screen is optimized only for a 8" tablet I suspect the application needs at least 7" to display the information correctly sorry, no phones :~ :~

Do you have a tablet ?? Please let me have size and resolution

Wow, that was quick. Yes I do have a tablet. Nexus 7 (2012) 7" 1280*800

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Hi, kas! I am unable to implement your VERY COOL 8) app simply due to my inability to modify the Arduino sketch to meet my needs. I have little experience with microcontrollers, or in any programming in general, having started about 6 months ago with the Arduino, and have spent countless brain numbing hours since trying to understand basic sketch examples with little results. But I am very interested in figuring this out, as you mentioned in post #1, the possibilities are endless!

I have installed V.3.1 of your joystick app on my phone(samsung galaxy s3) and installed the v10.2 sketch from your post #99. I have the JY_MCU bluetooth module and everything seems to be communicating properly.

I wonder if you would consider my intentions, and provide some guidance on modifying the code/code snippets to ease me along?

My interest right now is simply to turn on and off three LEDs with the Android buttons(pressing Android button one turns on led1, press it again turns it off, same for button2 for led2 and button3 for led3) and drive one standard r/c servo both directions(CW, 0, CCW) using the joystick x axis. So far, I have been able to get some results with LEDs by using "digital.write" following several of the eight "case" statements, but for the most part the results are unreliable/unpredictable from what I expect. In viewing the serial monitor after my sketch modifications, I can not make sense of what is happening and why. I have not even attempted anything with the joystick, figured the LEDs would be easier first.

Many thanks for sharing your work, it is very nice!