Android App controlling Phidgets Servo connected to RPi

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Android App controlling Phidgets Servo connected to RPi

Postby Deeko76 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:58 am

Hello all,

I have successfully built an automated switch mechanism for my son's Lego train switching track. It uses the Phidgets webservice installed on a Raspberry Pi 2 (wifi) with the 1001_0 - PhidgetServo 4-Motor and HiTEC Hs-322HD servo connected directly to the Pi (no SBC or USBInterfaceKit used). Some photo links below. I modified the C# servo sample to operate the switch (just needs to rotate 90 degrees either direction to operate). Of course it would be much better to use a mobile app than a laptop or PC to control the switch, hence the following Android question.

I have installed the sample HelloWorldRemote app on my Android device (converted Eclipse project to Android Studio) but it does not pick up the PhidgetServo 4-Motor over the network, it shows nothing (though all my PCs show it through bonjour tab and C# code connects via open(serial,ip, port). Reading further suggests the Android app examples are only for the USBInterfaceKit (and using Eclipse - very out of date!), how can I modify these sample Android projects to work with my current setup (again no SBC or USBInterfaceKit) as there is no sample code to work from? Any pointers would be fantastic.

Cheers!
D.

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