Android is one of the things I wanted to try, so the next logical step was a hunt for HTC's G1 device (for now, kind of an expensive rarity in my neck of the woods).
Nifty little gizmo, so what will be done with it:
- internal sensors for flight control - GPS (position and speed), digital compass (direction and navigation) & accelerometer (aplied forces and hopefully plane orientation)
- Java on Android for computing, control (serial) and telemetry broadcast to ground station (GPRS)
- probable "rooting" and hacking for control over serial console
- possible directional wi-fi antenna for test flight tracking and debugging
Though the hacking of the phone will come a bit later, would like to play with it for a while before I mess it up completely.