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Edison Candle

The Edison Candle is an example of building a production device using a System-on-Module (SoM) running Android Things. This repository contains the application software. You can find the hardware schematic, layout, and bill of materials (BOM) hosted on CircuitHub.

Edison Candle Hardware


Getting Started

  1. Assemble the hardware components
  2. Import the project into Android Studio
  3. Connect the Edison to USB
  4. In Android Studio, click on the "Run" button.

If you prefer to run on the command line, type

./gradlew installDebug
adb shell am start com.example.androidthings.candle/.HomeActivity

Prototype Schematic

You may also choose to run the sample on an Edison developer kit, with the necessary peripherals connected as shown below:

Schematic for Edison Candle Prototype

Enable auto-launch behavior

This sample app is currently configured to launch only when deployed from your development machine. To enable the main activity to launch automatically on boot, add the following intent-filter to the app's manifest file:

<activity ...>

        <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN"/>
        <category android:name="android.intent.category.HOME"/>
        <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT"/>



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