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Android Things Projects

By : Francesco Azzola
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Android Things Projects

By: Francesco Azzola

Overview of this book

Android Things makes developing connected embedded devices easy by providing the same Android development tools, best-in-class Android framework, and Google APIs that make developers successful on mobile. With this book, you will be able to take advantage of the new Android framework APIs to securely build projects using low-level components such as sensors, resistors, capacitors, and display controllers. This book will teach you all you need to know about working with Android Things through practical projects based on home automation, robotics, IoT, and so on. We’ll teach you to make the most of the Android Things and build enticing projects such as a smart greenhouse that controls the climate and environment automatically. You’ll also create an alarm system, integrate Android Things with IoT cloud platforms, and more. By the end of this book, you will know everything about Android Things, and you’ll have built some very cool projects using the latest technology that is driving the adoption of IoT. You will also have primed your mindset so that you can use your knowledge for profitable, practical projects.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback


This chapter introduced you to Android Things and how it works. We installed Android Things on Raspberry Pi 3 and Intel Edison. This was a necessary step so that we have a development board where we can test our next Android Things IoT projects. We developed and tested our first Android Things app that interacts with external peripherals. Now, you are ready to start developing amazing IoT projects using Android Things SDK.

In the next chapter, we will build an alarm system. We will use a PIR sensor with Android Things to detect motion. Moreover, you will explore how to use GPIO pins to communicate with the external world.