It is no scoop that Smartphones are attractive for robotics. They gather in a small case a display, wireless for communication, computing capabilities, and a bunch of sensors. That’s cool! But, you might be using a secondhand device, and you don’t know what sensors are available, or you may want to check if any is broken. Besides, some sensors are software-based, and thus may be there or not depending on the Android version you are running.
This is why we came up with the Sensor Scanner App for Android™ devices. It lists all sensors available on your smartphone (see Picture 1). When you can select an individual device, its info are displayed (Picture 2). It’s also possible to turn it on and watch its values changing, so you can check if it is working properly (Picture 3). You can also download it and give it a try. It’s free and easy :-)
Install is straightforward. All you have to do is open either the current post using the web browser of your Android smartphone, and click on the app’s link. Enjoy!