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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:40 AM
for a study project we are implementing an Android Telemetry system which will be free to use.
We have mounted an Android phone onto a Lego NXT and receiving the Sensordata over our framework, at the moment we are supporting Camera and GPS. If we get enough feedback we will implement more sensors.
I thought about an model airplane with realtime video streaming an a map which shows the current position, but i think there are several fields of using this.
At the moment we host our project on google code.
Feel free to comment.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:25 PM
Very interesting Idea, wich kind of camera will you use from an airplane?
I went to the site, but there is nothing to read on there
believe me, "some text" is not very descriptive
Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:22 PM
we just use the hardware which is build in the android phone mounted on the airplane. I think the field of smartphones is much more than just surfing on the web.
We'll edit the project wiki after the project deadline which is tomorrow, sadly we have to write a project documentation, a really timeconsuming thing. This documentation is in german, if you are interested to read it i can send you a copy.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:35 AM
I might be interested in reading, but German is one language I can't read.
Still, what gets me more interested about your project is the fact that you will use a cellphone hardware to make readings in a scale that hardware, I think, is not meant to.
The fact of it being high and far on a plane doesn't affect measurement accuracy? Will it be actual aeroplane or like remote controlled?
Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:10 PM
If my impression is true, are you really going to use android device as controller of the NXT (I don't mean as remote controller, but as the one directly control the bots)?
Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:36 AM
our presentation about the project is now over. At next I'll update the the project wiki.
I'll also upload our project documentation to the project page.
Yes, the control phone mainly focuses on controlling the NXT over a another Android device which is mounted on the NXT itself. It also receives the telemetrie data from this phone. In this version only the camera images.
To use the telemetrie service you have just add the telemetrie library project into your app and register the services and permissions in the manifest.
Atm I'm done with my exams for the next two weeks, so there should be enough time to update the wiki.
If you need more information feel free to contact me at
Thanks for your interest in our work.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:02 PM
Okay, I think I will monitor this project. Just keep us posted. Definitely will check out that wiki pages.
Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:04 PM
I think the field of smartphones is much more than just surfing on the web. I just use the hardware which is build in the android phone mounted on the airplane.