I am an amateur and I am onto making an android controlled UAV, using APM and PhoneDrone android board. I got a few doubts.
1. Is there an application interface currently available to solely control, collect data and images from the UAV using my android tablet, without the need for a computer?
2. Is the board and the code compatible with android 3.2 Honeycomb?
3. My device does not have a standard microUSB port, but it has a Samsung proprietary port. but I think interfacing wont be a problem.
Thanking you in advance...
Like, just to clarify, I want to eliminate the use of a standard Windows/Mac/Linux system totally for operating the drone.
The Android GCS is called Copter GCS and you can read about it here.
How is your project going? Have you been able to solve your problems? I´ve started a google group today if you want to join the conversation: https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=de&fromgroups#!forum/phone-drone-adk
Any progress since your last post Edward? I am trying to do a similar thing but have several questions with regards to the PhoneDrone. Do you know if I can connect the PhoneDrone to the telemetry?
All you need is android 3.0 device or garter 4.0 is out now. A good China device will run you about $200 no GPS. To answer your last question you would plug your phones USB charger cable into the full size USB port in the APM. I was using Dell streak for this but I broke the screen. In regards to your first question Android developers have used the ADK to control camera & snap shots from DSLR & the board will run this code but you can not use the board as an APM & camera controller at the same time.