Android Sensors and Arduino

After reading a lot about different sensors I stumbled over my Android Phone which really has a lot of sensors, which could be used in a variety of projects.

  • KR3DM 3-axis Accelerometer
  • AK8973 3-axis Magnetic field sensor
  • AK8973 Orientation sensor
  • GP2A Light sensor
  • GP2A Proximity sensor
  • K3G Gyroscope sensor
  • Gravity Sensor
  • Linear Accelaration sensor
  • Rotation Vector Sensor

So I looked of ways to combine the Arduino with the Android and found the Amarino Project and ordered a Bluetooth card.

Has anyone additional experience with this combination? So far I gathered infos in my blog.

If you do not want to buy these sensors, the integration of both devices seems to be a good way. So now I have to study what could be done with a magnetic field or a gravity sensor 8)

The magnetic field sensor can be used as a (light) metal detection.

The gravity sensor can confirm you are still with both feet on the ground ;)