Repository for the PSLab Android App for performing experiments with the Pocket Science Lab open-hardware platform.
This repository holds the Android App for performing experiments with PSLab. PSLab is a tiny pocket science lab that provides an array of equipment for doing science and engineering experiments. It can function like an oscilloscope, waveform generator, frequency counter, programmable voltage and current source and also as a data logger. Our website is at https://pslab.io
|Home Screen||Show status and version of PSLab device||✔️|
|Instruments||Exposes PSLab instruments like Oscilloscope, etc||✔️|
|Oscilloscope||Shows variation of analog signals||✔️|
|Multimeter||Measures voltage, current, resistance and capacitance||✔️|
|Logical Analyzer||Captures and displays signals from digital system||✔️|
|Wave Generator||Generates arbitrary analog and digital waveforms||✔️|
|Power Source||Generates programmable voltage and currents||✔️|
|Luxmeter||Measures the ambient light intensity||✔️|
|Barometer||Measures the Pressure||✔️|
|Accelerometer||Measures the acceleration of the device||✔️|
|Gyrometer||Measures the rate of rotation||✔️|
|Compass||Measures the absolute rotation relative to earth magnetic poles||✔️|
|Thermometer||Measures the ambient temperature||✔️|
|Gas Sensor||Detects gases, including NH3, NOx, alcohol, benzene, smoke and CO2||✔️|
|Robotic Arm Controller||Allows to control 4 servo motors of the robotic arm independently||✔️|
There are 2 flavors (build variants) of PSLab Android application.
Before you begin, you should already have the Android Studio SDK downloaded and set up correctly. You can find a guide on how to do this here: Setting up Android Studio
For setting up the PSLab Android project you may follow any of the two methods listed below, that is, you may download the repository zip file or you may directly clone the repository to Android Studio.
Download the pslab-android project source. You can do this either by forking and cloning the repository (recommended if you plan on pushing changes) or by downloading it as a ZIP file and extracting it.
Open Android Studio, you will see a Welcome to Android window. Under Quick Start, select _Import Project (Eclipse ADT, Gradle, etc.)To debug over Wi-Fi follow the steps given in this Blog.
Open Android Studio, you will see a Welcome to Android window. Under Quick Start, select "check out project from version control".
Select git from the drop down menu that appeared.
Go to the repository and click clone or download button.
From the dropdown that appeared, copy the link.
Paste the URL that you copied and press clone.
Android studio should now begin building the project with gradle.
Once this process is complete and Android Studio opens, check the Console for any build errors.
Once all build errors have been resolved, you should be all set to build the app and test it.
To Build the app, go to Build>Make Project (or alternatively press the Make Project icon in the toolbar).
If the app was built successfully, you can test it by running it on either a real device or an emulated one by going to Run>Run 'app' or pressing the Run icon in the toolbar.
If you want build apk only, go to Build>Build apk and apk would be build and directory where apk is generated would be prompted by Android Studio.
You can't debug the usual way as PSLab device is connected to micro-USB port through OTG cable. So Android Device is not connected to PC through USB cable.
To debug over Wi-Fi follow the steps given in this Blog.
To use PSLab device with Android, you simply need an OTG cable, an Android Device with USB Host feature enabled ( most modern phones have OTG support ) and PSLab Android App. Connect PSLab device to Android Phone via OTG cable. Rest is handled by App itself.
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As a tip for new developers those who struggle with squashing commits into one, multiple commits may appear in your pull request mostly due to following reasons.
Despite any reason, follow the steps given below to squash all commits into one adhering to our best practices.
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$ git checkout <branch-name>
$ git reset --soft upstream/development
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