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Android + CO2 Sensor

Discussion in 'Application Development' started by slavix, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. slavix

    slavix Member
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    Hi,
    A friend wants to put together a device combining an Android OS and a CO2 (and possibly others) sensor. He knows a bit about mechanical design, I know abit about Android (been playing with Linux for years). we lack electrical engineering skills (may need to find a friend to help).
    He found a relatively cheap CO2 sensor device ($100) that may potentially be wired to get the reading into an Android phone. I own a MyTouch that we can use for the prototype. The goal is to get a reading and send it using cell or data signal to another computer.

    Here are the docs on the CO2 sensor.

    https://docs.google.com/gview?a=v&pid=gmail&attid=0.1&thid=123abb92b11f7ce2&mt=application/pdf

    https://docs.google.com/gview?a=v&pid=gmail&attid=0.2&thid=123abb92b11f7ce2&mt=application/pdf


    Any tips on how to go about this project are very welcome!:)
     

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  2. KlaymenDK

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    I can't access the pdf's, so I don't know how you want to hook up the sensor to the phone. I imagine USB or I2C.

    I don't know how important the Android aspect is for you; if it's hardware hacking you're after, the Openmoko might be a better option -- at least, there are accessible and documented headers for just this sort of thing; but you'll have to write your code on a lower level.
     
  3. slavix

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    I already own an Android device and want to work with the platform. Just updated the links to the sensor docs.
     

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