I saw a couple of smartphone apps for electronics projects on the blog over the last few days. I’ve wanted to use my phone to control my Arduino since I bought my first one from Adafruit 2 years ago. A few months ago, I decided to start working on just that and actually just made it available on the market today. It uses Bluetooth to communicate with your project, it’s very customizable and very easy to integrate. I think a lot of people will find it useful. QkCtrl Serial BT was designed with the Arduino microcontroller in mind…
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