• Android Things
      5 min | 2594

      #Tutorial: Getting started with Android Things

      Android Things | 5 min | 2594

      As the title says, this is a getting started with Android Things. It should be my first post, but, it's better now than never. I'm posting this to summarize the steps to install Android Things on your Raspberry Pi.

      Google announced Android Things on December of 2016. It's a modified version of the Android that we all know, but for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The architecture of the SDK is described in the following figure:

      Android Things Architecture
      Fig.: Android Things SDK ...
    • Hacking
      2 min | 1411

      #Security: Phishing with Macros! (updated)

      Hacking | 2 min | 1411

      Yesterday I received an email from an address that should look like my boss email address. It was something like this: "Boss.Name@our-institute.uni-hannover.de nancy@hillstar.brcoxmail.com" with the subject: Rech QK - 163-DA7666 Riva, Mauro and a text saying:

      Guten Tag, Riva, Mauro
      Als Anhang erhalten Sie Ihre Rechnung. (something like "You receive your invoice as an attachment.")
      http://blackbox-es.com/Rechnung-26375407950/ (don't click this link --> read all the post!!!)
      Herzliche Grüße (Grüße: Grüße)

      As you see, there is a link to the B...

    • Android Things
      1 min | 778

      #ProjectDIVA: Android Things DP5.1

      Android Things | 1 min | 778

      Android Things DP5.1 is out! and the bugs were fixed!!! You can check the release notes here!.

      You don't need to change the config.txt for the display settings and the debugger issues were solved and it is working again (tested! - it stops at the breakpoints)!

      You can download the zipped image using the Android Things Console! Check this post for more information!

      There are some problems with my two Android Things repositories and the applications are not working as expected :( but I will be updating the GitHub repositories this weekend!

      Stay tuned! and have a nice friday!

    • Android Things
      2 min | 1115

      #ProjectDIVA: Android Things DP5 (updated 24.08.2017)

      Android Things | 2 min | 1115


      Android Things DP5 is out and of course, new features are available.

      The most important features are:

      • Runtime Pin Configuration
      • OpenGL 2.0 Support (that means hardware acceleration on the RPI!)
      • ViewWeb is available!

      This time you need to use the Android Things Console to download the image as follows:

      1. Go to: Android Things Console and sign in using your Google credentials
      2. Click on: Create a new Product
      3. Go to: Factory Image
        • Select: Empty Bundle (if you don't have any app) and the Android Things v. OIR1.170720.015
        • Click on: Create Build Configuration
      4. Make a coffee or just wait a coupl...
    • Android Things
      1 min | 1567

      #ProjectDIVA: SensorTag Hub using a Raspberry Pi

      Android Things | 1 min | 1567

      Two posts in one day! Now the SensorTag CC2650 is running on Android Things. The Raspberry Pi 3 can be used as a sensor hub, and the SensorTag can be connected to it using BLE. I modified the original app and now it is working on Android Things! Minimal changes were required, especially on the files related with the user interface. Moreover, WebView is still not supported on Android Things.

      The code can be found here:

      Java **Code:** https://goo.gl/CkKzNL

      Hardware & Software

      As I said b...

    • Android Things
      1 min | 2452

      #TI: SensorTag CC2650

      Android Things | 1 min | 2452

      I've uploaded a repository for the Texas Instrument SensorTag CC2650. I updated the open source TI repository, which can be found here.

      Due to licensing restrictions (I do not know which ones) Texas Instruments was no longer able to keep the open source code in sync with the SensorTag application in Google Play. That means, the new version in Google Play has more features than this one. But this is open source, and can be modified and extended! I am planning to collect the sensor data and publish on a G...

    • Android Things
      1 min | 646

      #ProjectDIVA: nRF24Things Rev. 0.3

      Android Things | 1 min | 646

      I've recently updated the nRF24Things project. I introduced some changes to the database main table (sensors) and to the handler class DatabaseHandler. Additionally, I added a second table for the payloads (payload). The two tables are related using the foreign key nodeID. I added some search options for the payloads: search by payloadID, nodeID etc.

      The main idea of this project is to measure the humidity, temperature, air quality etc. of a room with multiple sensors (may be using the Pi...

    • Android Things
      3 min | 1372

      #ProjectDIVA: PiCoBo Rev1.1

      Android Things | 3 min | 1372

      I had some humidity problems in the basement and I thought I can buy a dehumidifier. I bought this one on banggood Dehumidifier 500ml. I knew they are not good enough, but I wanted to try.

      This type of dehumidifier uses a peltier element to cool an alumium disipator (peltier cool side), which condenses the humidity. The condensed humidity drips into a water tank until it is full. Then, a switch is triggered and the system stops. The peltier hot side has a bigger disipator and together with a fan disipate the generated heat.

      C++ Code: https://goo.gl/CPGcYK
      Eagle Eagle: https://goo.gl/xFcc24
      Android Things 
    • Android Things
      1 min | 631

      #ProjectDIVA: Update 1.1

      Android Things | 1 min | 631

      Hi everybody!

      I've recently updated the code for the communication between the raspberry pi v3 and the rf24l01+ module using android things (0.)4.1.

      You need the following things:

      Android Things
      nRF24Things: https://goo.gl/SNnhxq
      Android Things Android Things (0.) 4.1

      You can find more info about the project on https://goo.gl/XsRJtI .

      I'm making a smart dehumidifier, so stay tuned more info is coming this week! (Update: here the link!)