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Introduction to Android Things

Introduction to the Android Things Framework


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This lesson is going to show you how you can get started with AndroidThings. We'll talk about the Raspberry Pi 3 developer board and show how to flash it with Android Things, to get up and running and ready for developing your apps.

We will learn about the Android Things framework and the API's available to you as a developer on the platform. We will also discover how to talk to your Raspberry Pi over adb without a physical cable, delving into the adb commands needed to setup WiFi on your AndroidThings device.

When complete, you will have flashed the Android Things operating system to your microSD card and your Raspberry Pi 3 will be up and running ready for you to deploy your first Internet of Things (IoT) app.

Hardware needed.

For this lesson you will require:
- A Raspberry Pi 3
- A microSD card >= 8gig
- Ethernet connection to your local network

If you need to buy the Raspberry Pi to start with Android Things I would recommend this kit. It contains:

  • Raspberry Pi 3
  • Rainbow HAT (used in future lessons)
  • Pibow Coupé for Android Things
  • 2.5A official Raspberry Pi worldwide power supply
  • 8GB microSD card




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