"Hi,How do you upload the arduino code to the Phonedrone board? Do you use the onboard USB port and an android phone? Is there an arduino version for android? Is it possible to use a PC to program the board? Thanks!
"deadfalkon, I am a DeVry student in Arizona and I have a team that wants to create an application similar to the desktop GUI for the autopliot. We feel this would have better control for the user and can be used on any Android tablet or smart…"
"Well, like I said, not trying to discourage anyone from experimenting, and would love to see someone actually achieving it. Just trying to point out some possible constraints. Although I got to say, I personally would find my android…"
"Compared to an 8bit AVR, the average cpu(s) in a Android system is just so much faster and has so much more helping hardware that they should offsets any schedule timing errors and comparatively have better "real time" performance then the…"
"Real time or not, this works. Here are some tips. You will probably need to root your phone and set the CPU to a constant speed to get anything running off the android handler working smoothly. Otherwise it will throttle right down to one or two…"
"Well, my concern ii with using the phone as the sole IMU. The fact is that a multirotor is impossible to "fly" without some kind of automatic stabilization. I think it may be beyond even and fighter pilot's capability.…"
I bought a PhoneDrone board a couple of months ago, hoping to use the board in order to build some sort of autopilot or plane stabilization in conjunction with any standard Android phone that supports Android 2.3.5+.