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This should give a rough overview over the current state of the Android client architecture and also an outlook on what's planned in future versions.
As in every Android application there is a
MainActivity class. It is the heart of the application.
It defines the main screen which is used when controlling the Crazyflie.
The main screen currently consists of two parts:
The preferences (
PreferencesActivity) can be accessed from the main screen.
It has the following structure:
IController interface defines the basic methods that every controller implementation should support like
getting values for thrust, roll, pitch, yaw and enabling/disabling the controller.
Currently the following controllers are implemented:
The touch controller (
TouchController) uses the onscreen controls. Unfortunately it is the most difficult way to control the Crazyflie because there is no haptic feedback.
The gyroscope controller (
GyroscopeController) is a subclass of the touch controller. It uses the gyroscope/accelerometer sensors to control roll and pitch values.
It would be possible to also control yaw and thrust with the sensors, but it is not really a senseful and reliable way to control the Crazyflie.
The gamepad controller (
GamepadController) deals with gamepads or joysticks (like a PS3 or XBox controller).
The mapping of the axes and buttons can be changed in the preferences (Controller settings → Gamepad axis and button mapping).
One of the main goals of the design is to separate the UI from the Crazyflie library.
Currently the crazyflielib (
se.bitcraze.crazyflielib package) is still included in the Android client.
In the future, a standalone Java library, that does not contain any Android specific code, should be used instead.