Dogcow + iPad
Dogcow now works with the iPad without the use for a middleman in between! It goes straight from the App to the XBee for Dogcow to receive.
Here is a video explanation:
The process begins with an App using the ExternalAccessory framework:
Then goes through the SkyWire cable:
RS232 is converted to TTL:
Which is then sent through the XBee:
The XBee is powered by 3.3V, using an Arduino as a simple power supply haha:
And Dogcow receives with the XBee:
Making this whole process really cool!
Here are some resources that may be helpful:
- ExternalAccessory framework
- EADemo Code
- SkyWIre 30 pin to RS232 cable
- Sparkfun RS232 to TTL
- More photos on Flickr
- Also FYI, the baud rate is 9600 on the SkyWire cable
Also, as per Technote #31:
Dogcows, by their nature, are not all dog, nor are they all cow, but they are a special genetic hybrid. They are rarely seen in the wild. Since dogcows are two dimensional, they will stand facing a viewer “on edge” to avoid being seen.