How to fix SL4A webCamFacade exception

On some phones, if you try starting the webcam using SL4A, you will get the following exception: java.lang.RuntimeException: setParameters failed Yuck! Thankfully, the fix is simple. I found Paola Garcia‘s solution everywhere I looked on the internet. She was cheerfully answering everyone’s questions all over the place. She said she fixed the problem by changing […]

How to build a Makeblock Bluetooth/WiFi Cellbot car

Ingredients: – LG Optimus Dynamic – PC game controller (joystick) – pygame for joystick input – python script runs on PC to translate joystick input to movement commands – SL4A to send movement commands from PC to smartphone over WiFi – smartphone sends movement commands to Arduino via Bluetooth (also SL4A) – Arduino translates commands […]

LG Optimus Dynamic – perfect cellbot phone?

It is the cheapest, full-featured Android phone that I’ve found. Only $20 on Amazon NEW. It feels like finding hidden treasure because the only reason it’s so cheap is that the phone is targeted for the bottom market. And, normal people who buy the phone later add minutes to use it as a phone. But […]