Android — 12 July 2012

google ADK 2.0 (wired)

Last year Google announced the Accessory Development Kit (ADK) for Android, a hackable Arduino box that let you hook up your phone or tablet over USB and program it to work with various apps. It was a pretty stripped-down affair, though, so the company’s taken a more design-focused approach with the ADK 2.0, announced at I/O 2012 and explored in detail by Wired. As you can see above, the new ADK has a radical new form factor, and it actually works as a programmable alarm clock and audio dock straight out of the box.

Egg timer with atmospheric pressure compensation

The ADK is held together by magnets, making it very easy to pop it open for modifications. On board out of the box are sensors for light, proximity, acceleration, color,…

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