Over UDP I can control the pan and tilt of a LIDAR on a pan / tilt pedestal (2 servos). I’m reading distance and reporting back via UDP and serial UART console messages. I want to take the next step and develop an Android app (on my PC) for my Android phone to receive distance information from the LIDAR and control the pan and tilt pedestal the LIDAR sits on.
The Particle Photon reference site mentions Android SDK. How do I go about doing that? All advice is welcome.
Early next week I’m making a YouTube video showing how I control this LIDAR with a Photon.
Example console output, LIDAR point at a wall about 2ft away:
Lidar pulse width 543 us
Lidar distance = 54 cm
Lidar distance = 21.3 inches or 1.8 feet
Example console output, LIDAR point at a wall about 5ft away:
Lidar pulse width 1785 us
Lidar distance = 178 cm
Lidar distance = 70.1 inches or 5.8 feet