1Sheeld
Beschrijving
1sheeld is a shield that extends your Arduino board with the sensors and actuators of your mobile phone. 1Sheeld connects to your phone using Bluetooth. Supports iOs and Android versions starting 4.0 and up only. You can use your mobile for example as game-pad or as a steering wheel or have your robot talking to you. We will use it for example as an extended interface between the cockpit and any mobile robot.

Hardware

he 1Sheeld contains several switches. Power 3.3Vdc or 5Vdc, set to 5Vdc because my Arduino mega 2560 board is running at 5Vdc. Next to that switch a reset button. One blue LED starts to flicker at power up and about every 5 seconds a green LED blinks twice. Then I open 1sheeld on my phone and it asks me to scan. This connects with the shield and now the green and orange LED are blinking. Default password for connection is 1234.

Software

You will have to download and install the 1sheeld library in the IDE. Then you can include the 1sheeld functions in an easy way into your Arduino programs. After an annoying session to obtain an email. 1 thumb down for 1sheeld.

1Sheeld shields to implement
Internet We need this shield to give the robot instructions and to read data like GPS and course etc. We have an extra page about the implementation of 1Sheeld Internet. There are several solutions if you want to integrate wifi in your Arduino project.
GPS Outdoors positioning of the robot. No bearings given.
Orientation Might be useful for driving a straight course as well. Gives bearings.
Magnetometer Acts like a compass as well. Looks like Orientation.
GLCD Acts like a compass as well. Looks like Orientation.

Own page: Skype, Gamepad. Those are impressive functions to implement in any mobile robot and to run them all at the same time. 1Sheeld is fun -:).

Microphone Not needed for Skype since Skype uses its own microphone settings
NFC Tags useful in a robot?