Integration between iOS devices and Arduino has never been so easy !!!
Arduino Manager is an app, for iPhone and iPad, to control your Arduino board and receive information from it through:
The app shows a grid and tapping on it you can insert specialized widgets to send and receive information from Arduino.
Available widgets are:
Double tap on the Led Widget to change LED color.
➤ Switch Widget: This widget sets a digital value to Arduino.
This widget is the combination of the two previous widgets, to save space when they are used together with the same variable. Double tap on the LED Widget to change LED’s color. The LED is turned on and off with messages from the board to show exactly the status of a digital value on the board.
➤ Secured Switch: This widget is aimed to operate critical devices since it can't be operated by mistake.
To operate the switch, double tap on the widget to remove the security protection.
➤ Knob Widget: This widget sets a non-digital value to Arduino.
➤ Slider Widget: This widget is analogous to the Knob Widget but with a different user interface.
➤ SD Widget: This widget shows the list of files available in the root of SD Card and selecting a file it shows the content.
➤ Graph Widget: This widget graphs values coming from your Arduino (i.e. Temperature). Double tap on it to zoom it in and change values range.
➤ Logged Data Graph Widget: This widget graphs up to 5 values logged onto the SD Card attached to Arduino. Double tap on it to zoom it in and then refresh values. iOSController library and iOSControllerWiFi library have helping functions to log data onto the SD Card.
➤ Alarm Widget: This widget configures an alarm on the Arduino board which is then fired at the desired time. The alarm is fired even if the iOS device is not connected and retained across power off - power on cycles.
➤ Command Widget: This widget allows to send a command (text message) to Arduino once the yellow button is tapped. Double Tap the widget to enter the command text. You can add more Command Widgets to send different commands.
➤ Rover Controller Widget: This widget allows driving a rover robot just rotating the device. Double tap on it to start driving.
➤ Sound Alarm Widget: This widget sounds an alarm each time the associated condition is verified. Double tap it to configure the condition and the alarm to sound.
➤ Threshold Widget: This widget allows setting a threshold to the Arduino board (e.g. the room temperature under which the board has to start an heater). Double tap on it to set the threshold's range and its actual value.
➤ Console Widget: this widget helps the user to debug the Arduino code, receiving and displaying debugging messages.
➤ Console Widget: tracks the position of your iOS device with respect to an iBeacon and communicates to the Arduino board when iOS device is getting into and when is getting out the iBeacon region.
Each widget is associated with a variable (i.e. T), which is either written or read by the sketch running on the board. In this way the iOS app can receive information from the Arduino board or control it.
The app can be easily connected to more boards (one at a time), to switch from one board to another tap on the Configuration Widget
Moreover, the user can easily manage different lists of widgets and switch among them in order to control different boards and/or projects.
User can share widget configuration between own devices and/or other users, through an email message.
When the Edit switch (bottom left side) is Off, user cannot add, delete or move widgets.
Three Arduino libraries (iOSController, iOSControllerWiFi, iOSControllerBLE) are available to easily integrate your own projects with Arduino Manager.
Arduino Manager has a Code Generator (available as In App purchase) which allows the user to generate the communication infrastructure between the Arduino board and iOS device and generate the code for each chosen widget in order to simplify the programming effort on Arduino board. All this in few steps.
PLEASE NOTE: Ethernet Shield and Ethernet Library or WiFi shield and WiFi Library or RedBearLab BLE Shield and related libraries ARE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO USE Arduino Manager.
Complete documentation is available at the end of this page (ArduinoManager_x.y.pdf)
The installation procedure is available for download at the end of this page (IOSControllerLibrariesInstaller.exe.zip)
The installation procedure is available for download at the end of this page (IOSControllerLibrariesInstaller.app.zip)
Please, follow the instructions in the documentation downloading the needed sketches at the of this page:
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