A lesson by Paul Blundell
This video is going to show you what, why and how we can use datasheets. Whenever working with a new hardware peripheral you’ll likely have to refer to the datasheet to understand how the peripheral works and communicates.
A datasheet, is a document that summarizes the performance and other technical characteristics of an Android Things electronic peripheral. In theory it should explain in sufficient detail how that peripheral can be used to integrate the component into an app.
Another way to think about it is, datasheets are the professional equivalent of a ‘how-to blog’ for a new IoT sensor or actuator.
Having a deeper insight into datasheets means you have the means to read reference documentation and use new peripherals without someone else having to write an API first. If you can find and get information from the datasheet you are one step closer to being able to code a new peripheral sensor or actuator with AndroidThings!
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Lessons in this course
- Introduction to Android Things
- Flashing the Android Things Firmware to a Device
- Connecting Android Things to Wifi with ADB over Wifi
- Android Things – Understanding Pinout Diagrams
- Android Things – The Rainbow Hat Overview
- Your First Android Things App
- Android Things – Peripheral IO, learning GPIO input
- Android Things – Peripheral IO, learning GPIO output
- Android Things – Peripheral IO, learning PWM
- Android Things – Working with a Temperature Sensor via I²C Input
- Android Things – Understanding Datasheets
- Android Things – Peripheral IO, learning SPI & Activating a Rainbow of LEDs