Yesterday I was made a Nokia Developer Champion, and I have been working on this post on and off for a few days so the timing is perfect as a homage to Nokia.
This project definitely gave me a good helping of nostalgia, and I had more fun than any other project I’ve done.
Before leaving for Finland I setup this little project, but didn’t have time to finish (see what I did there?) it. Now that I’m back, between writing my Netduino book, I sometimes have time to play!
Following my previous post on Bluetooth with the Netduino, I thought I would extend it a bit.
The goal for this project is the following: Have a Netduino sending it’s orientation data (XYZ) over Bluetooth to WP8 which displays a 3D representation of it (at the right angle of course), and for bonus points attach a potentiometer to control the zoom.
OK, maybe not with your mind, but at the very least, your hand.
The objective here was to add a sonar (ultrasonic) sensor to the Netduino, work out how close my hand was, and then send that info over Bluetooth to Windows Phone 8 and display it. Bonus points for doing something useful with the data (yes, controlling the volume of the Imperial March is totally useful!).
The last time I touched my Netduino was about 5 months ago (due to work-load), around the time of my wedding to make the wedding tank. So this weekend I decided to dust it off and introduce it to my Lumia 920.
Disclosure: I didn’t actually dust it off.
They are now lovers.