As an avid sci-fi fan, I've always been fascinated by the prospect to control various gadgets and technologies from the comfort of my own seat. The simplest implementation that I could think of for this was controlling some LEDs with my phone.
The app is android based, and the LEDs are connected to an arduino which communicates via a bluetooth receiver.
This project turned out to be a great learning experience as I had to learn many things from scratch without prior experience. These include, but are not limited to:
- android programming
- COM ports
- bluetooth communication
- arduino programming
- basic electronics and circuit design
- constructing communication protocols