Android Just Got a Lot More Interesting

At last week’s I/O Conference, Google had a variety of announcements, but the one that caught my attention was that they are releasing a developer’s kit to allow Android devices to interact with the Arduino platform. Long-time readers of Make magazine know about Arduino: it’s an open source hardware platform. Think of it as the next step after Lego Mindstorms. (If Genius Loci is finished by then, and I hope it is, I am so putting Mindstorms on my Christmas list.) The Make Blog has excellent coverage.

Here’s a link to the live coverage. If I have done my job right, then the link will take you right to the 36:00 mark where the keynote speakers talk about the ADK and Arduino: watch the video.