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Direct USB Connection - PMartin - 09-24-2017

I'm new to this and need a little help.  I have a 4.0 Android tablet but it does not have Bluetooth.  How can I directly connect the scales via USB?  Do you have a controller board in a USB version?  Thank you in advance. Huh


RE: Direct USB Connection - Yuriy - 09-25-2017

(09-24-2017, 08:17 PM)PMartin Wrote: I'm new to this and need a little help.  I have a 4.0 Android tablet but it does not have Bluetooth.  How can I directly connect the scales via USB?  Do you have a controller board in a USB version?  Thank you in advance. Huh

PMartin,
Arduino works with USB (for now). I don't sell a pre-made board with USB support but you can add an FTDI adapter. That said, I strongly recommend getting a cheap tablet that has BlueTooth. *Many* people have problems, especially with cheap no-name tablets.  
The price difference will be $40 or less. If you know (can follow instructions) how to side-load apps into Amazon Fire, they sell for $49, and often come on sale for $39. 

Regards
Yuriy


RE: Direct USB Connection - PMartin - 09-25-2017

(09-25-2017, 12:45 AM)Yuriy Wrote:
(09-24-2017, 08:17 PM)PMartin Wrote: I'm new to this and need a little help.  I have a 4.0 Android tablet but it does not have Bluetooth.  How can I directly connect the scales via USB?  Do you have a controller board in a USB version?  Thank you in advance. Huh

PMartin,
Arduino works with USB (for now). I don't sell a pre-made board with USB support but you can add an FTDI adapter. That said, I strongly recommend getting a cheap tablet that has BlueTooth. *Many* people have problems, especially with cheap no-name tablets.  
The price difference will be $40 or less. If you know (can follow instructions) how to side-load apps into Amazon Fire, they sell for $49, and often come on sale for $39. 

Regards
Yuriy

Thank you Yuriy. I'll do that.