iOS and Arduino using the Redpark Cable

A few weeks ago I was minding my own business when I a particular tweet caught my attention:

“$59 Cable Lets You Connect iPhone to Arduino ā€” No Jailbreaking!”

I read the tweet and followed the link to the Make magazine article and immediately started thinking about what could be done with this. Because I had both an iPhone and an Arduino at home it was especially appealing to me and decided to get it. The problem was when the order arrived. Because it was all disassembled I couldn’t get it working. Luckily the good folks at AltLab helped in soldering the RS232 adapter.

And here’s the “Hello World”, having a switch on the iPhone app and controlling a small LED in the Arduino board :-)

Next baby steps: servos.

Resources:

  • http://programmingiphonesensors.com
  • http://developer.apple.com
  • http://blog.makezine.com