The goal of this project was to use a tablet computer to remotely ignite fireworks. The components of the system include:
- Android tablet with custom launch app
- A control box to receive launch commands from the tablet
- A set of ignition boxes to light off a set of fireworks
- An electric fuse for each firework to be ignited attached via a 10 foot cable
A bluetooth serial profile is used to wirelessly communicate between the tablet and the control box. For this reason an Android tablet (Motorola XOOM) was used because iOS did not support the serial profile on bluetooth. This provides a range of about 10 yards between the operator with the tablet and the control box. Cabling between the control box and launch box and then launch box to ignites provides an additional 10-20 feet.
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