Into the picture comes my new Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (replacing my 5 year old tablet) and I took the time to take a look at it today.
The good... it works and I was able to connect to the EV3 simply and to make a small program and download it to the EV3 and hit run and all.
The bad... lost a lot of features in the process.
What is still there:
- Motor control: single, steering, or tank drive
- Wait for blocks: time or sensor based
- Switches (with all the usual conditions)
- Sound block
- My blocks
- Math blocks
- Data wires
- Display block
- Loop interrupts
- All of the sensor blocks (so no manipulation of sensor data)
- No messaging between controllers
Check out LEGOs EV3 Programming page for information on supported devices.
NOTE: It was almost a 400 MB download, so don't try and run it on an older device or one running with insufficient memory. But it worked well on my Tab S2. And of course you need Bluetooth to talk between your device and the EV3.
The good news:
Okay, it won't take any awards for complex programming, BUT it will do about 90% of what we cover in a beginners robotics camp. But if you need to use math blocks or data manipulation, you're going to have to go back to programming on a laptop or desktop computer.
So give it a try and have some fun! Tom