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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

Chapter 5. Create a Smart System to Control Ambient Light

This chapter describes how to create a system that uses Android Things to control ambient light. During this project, we will explore how to use the Android Things app to control IoT boards such as Arduino. As we will see later, Android Things can be used as an IoT gateway that manages one or more remote IoT boards in a master-slave architecture.

The main topics covered in this chapter are:

  • How to use Android Things in a master-slave architecture
  • Implementing an Arduino sketch to control a RGB LED strip
  • How to use HTTP protocol to exchange data
  • Creating an Android Things UI

At the end of this chapter, we will build a real-life working IoT project based on Android Things that we can use in our home to manage LED lights.