BrailleBox: Building a Braille news reader with Android Things

Joe Birch
Joe Birch
May 2, 2017 · 15 min read
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Wait, what is BrailleBox?

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But wait, what’s Braille

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Left: How the solenoid comes out-of-the-box. Right: Modding it a little so that the it’s a bit more comfortable to touch from above.

Looks cool! How did you make it?

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Solenoids

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Switch

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GPIO pins

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And what about the box?!

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Step-by-step transformation of said box

Show me the code already!

Add the Android Things Dependancy

Set a Home activity


Configuring GPIO pins

A(‘a’, “100000”), B(‘b’, “101000”)

Listening for the Button press

Conclusion

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Joe Birch

Written by

Joe Birch

Android Engineering Lead at Buffer, Google Developer Expert for Android & Flutter - Passionate about mobile development and learning. www.joebirch.co

Exploring Android

Deep dives + how-to articles for the latest android platform features

Joe Birch

Written by

Joe Birch

Android Engineering Lead at Buffer, Google Developer Expert for Android & Flutter - Passionate about mobile development and learning. www.joebirch.co

Exploring Android

Deep dives + how-to articles for the latest android platform features

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