Code Arduino With Your Phone!




About: i am an inventor/mad scientist who likes to mess about with electronics

have you ever found yourself wanting to do a bit of coding but don't have your computer? well now you can!

please make sure that your device is compatible with on the go cables, you can find out by going into settings and looking under device information.

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Step 1: Tools:

tools needed:
1. Arduino (obviously)
2. USB on-the-go cable: Gearbest Eu+Us
3. USB a to b cable

note: this will work with any Arduino apart from the Galileo.

Step 2: Usb #1

plug you USB a to b into your Arduino.

Step 3: USB #2

now plug the USB on the go cable into your USB a to b.

Step 4:

now plug the USB micro end of the on the go cable into your android device.

Step 5:

Step 6: Software:

There are two apps that can do this these apps are: Arduino droid and Arduino commander, I personally prefer Arduino droid because it is compatible with more devices.

Step 7: Get Coding!

if you followed the Instructable correctly this is what you should see when you open Arduino Droid. This interface is very similar to the PC ide and has all the same features.

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9 Discussions


1 year ago

Thanks for the info.! :)


Reply 3 years ago

it may depend on your Arduino. if a clone it may use an odd usb chipset. and may not comply with standards... there are alot of convincing clones. also check out this OTG adaptor $0.20 and smaller. Top Quality Hot Selling Mini USB 2.0 Micro USB OTG Converter Adapter Cellphone TO US Free Shipping JUL 11
(from AliExpress Android)


Reply 3 years ago

I have used this process many times, it works for me, if yours doesn't work it is possible that your phone doesn't support otg cables.


Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

People think we are just fanboys when we say Android is better, but thats not the case. If you are into DIY stuff like this Android has all the tools you need. Google about Tasker and im pretty sure next thing you do would be looking for an android phone :)


4 years ago

There are some good 'ibles on making your own USB OTG cables


4 years ago

wow awesome


4 years ago on Introduction

Very cool. Looks like I need to finish up the Arduino that my son started, and play around with this. Thanks.