DroidTerm 6.5 now supports for Arduino clones using CH340/CH341 chipsets

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As title says, I’ve managed to add support in DroidTerm and UsbSerial for those cheap Arduino clones which use the Ch34x family usb to serial chipsets (thanks Paul for providing me with one).
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Besides of that. I fixed two bugs:
– A bug that appeared when a CDC device connection was disconnected and reconnected without unplugging.
– Now DroidTerm keeps logging data (if a profile was created) when the screen is turned off.

I hope DroidTerm is still useful for you guys and I hope I could start to add some new features soon.

Farewell!

DroidTerm v6.2 USB Serial port for Android

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I start this new year with a new DroidTerm update. Every month this little utility is getting more and more useful and reliable. Today I am going to present two new features I added some weeks ago but I didn’t document anywhere.

-Profile logs
Since v5.0 DroidTerm allows to create connection profiles avoiding annoying configuration setup each time you connect your devices.
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DroidTerm v6.2 creates a log file each time a connection profile is created and that file is updated (opened, written and closed, so synchronization with cloud services like Dropbox is possible) every time something is received. It is still possible to save logs the same way, even if you are working within a connection profile.

Keyboard input options
DroidTerm v6.2 has an option to change the way it sends an end of line. There are three options
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New year proposals
Like loosing weight and giving up smoking, I am thinking about a couple of major improvements I should do as a new year proposal. One of them is a kind of scripting language(and a graphic interface to code easily from the device) and the other is adding support to emulate ANSI escape codes (VT100). Just proposals 🙂

DroidTerm v5.0 USB Serial port for Android

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I have released a new version of DroidTerm. It fixes some bugs and I consider it fairly stable right now but besides typical bug fixing I added a new feature some of you considered a nice one and I really agree with you. Now It is possible to save connection profiles in order to allow a faster start. The process is pretty simple.

Start DroidTerm as usually, select your settings and connect. Now in terminal screen click on Preferences button:

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Click on “Save Profile”, Give it a fancy name and save it. Your profile will be stored with your current connection settings and It will available next time.

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This dialog will appear if you try to connect a new device and You have at least one stored profile for that device (profiles are associated with a pair of numbers called VID and PID which identify a given device).

I am open to any suggestions regarding DroidTerm. So let me know if you have some good ideas 🙂

DroidTerm v4.0 USB Serial port for Android

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Some weeks ago I uploaded a new version of DroidTerm with some improvements. One of these improvements was a log system to save your session. Well I made some changes that allow view your logs inside your app. Press “Log Viewer” and choose your log.
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I added a new way to send data. In prior versions users had to click on terminal and send one character at a time. This way is not gone but now it is possible to send more data at a time.
Just connect your device, start your session with your settings, press option button and select “Send bulk data”
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DroidTerm is getting more complete each month and I almost lack of missing features. If you are using it and you have a good idea I would love to hear it 🙂

Happy crafting!

A little library to use Serial Port in Android

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During my struggles with Bluetooth Low Energy (I have to write a burst of serious posts about this technology still in its infancy of opportunities but pretty promising) I had to deal with Bluetooth low energy modules and dongles made by Bluegiga. Bluegiga has made them pretty easy to use and it is possible to program them as a standalone bluetooth unit totally independent of where it is connected.

The problem arrives when you want to use this technology with Android devices. Android Bluetooth low energy support is relatively new (4.3) but there are a few capable devices of handling this connections. Most of them at this moment qualify as High-End Android phones or tablets.

There is another problem, Bluetooh low energy is a modern cool saving battery piece of engineering but It is not a best bluetooth. A simple example, if you want to stream data Do not use it, or use it at your own. In Android is worse, I compared data rate of Bluegiga modules and Android nexus 7 tablet and data rate was better in Bluegiga dongles. (I guess that is the prize of being far to the metal).

So I needed to connect my BLED112 Bluegiga dongles to Android as a Serial port devices, in order to do that I coded a little library to do it. I added support to CP210x USB to UART device. More devices must be added and some improves too, but I think it is not a bad piece of code and can get the job done.

It is not so asynchronous as I wanted (Read operations are asynchronous but write operations, if performed in a asynchronous way cause an awful bug involving Segmentation faults. This hideous bug was reported but It still there…

If you want to use it, just download the jar file from and added it to libs folder in your android project. Follow instructions to use it.

If you want to add something just let me know. Final device classes still shared code that could be moved to base class so I would rather refactor the code before adding new features.

Enjoy it!