We recently had a hack days project at work. One of the themes was using a samsung Smart TV. Our idea involved doing a home automation application. We used an Arduino with an Ethernet shield and relay, and hooked that up to a lamp. The web server on the Arduino would then listen for Get Requests passing a boolean value.
We developed the Smart TV app, and an Android based application dashboard to control the devices attached. This was a small proof of concept app, just to see what we would do.
Video of our demo can be seen here:
Took 30 mins out of my day to quickly code an app to send and receive serial data to my Arduino Uno. The app is simple in terms of just setting the Baud rate and the port name required to open a connection to the Port. Read more…
So I have some spare time, so I looked at the Serial Communication using the Arduino device. I was able to successfully send messages from the Arduino board to the Arduino Serial Monitor on my laptop. I was able to send simple hard coded values as well as dynamically generated string messages.