Making Android Accessories with IOIO

Part Number BOOKA-011135 Category

Create your own electronic devices with the popular IOIO ( yoyo ) board, and control them with your Android phone or tablet. With this concise guide, you ll get started by building four example projects-after that, the possibilities for making your own fun and creative accessories with Android and IOIO are endless.


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To build Android/IOIO devices, you write the program on your computer, transfer it to your Android, and then communicate with the IOIO via a USB or Bluetooth connection. The IOIO board translates the program into action. This book provides the source code and step-by-step instructions you need to build the example projects. All you have to supply is the hardware.


  • Learn your way around the IOIO and discover how it interacts with your Android
  • Build an intruder alarm that sends a text message when it detects movement
  • Make a temperature sensing device that logs readings on your Android
  • Create a multicolor LED matrix that displays a Space Invader animation
  • Build an IOIO-powered surveillance rover that you control with your Android
  • Get the software and hardware requirements for creating your own Android/IOIO accessories

About the Author:

Simon Monk has a degree in Cybernetics and Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering. Co-founder of Momote Ltd., a provider of mobile software for workforce management, he is now a full-time author who s written serval books about electronics and open source hardware.