So you hook an Android phone up to an Arduino and away you go. I've let this simmer for a few months but I keep thinking that this really may be the next big thing in embedded systems. I've seen all kinds of attempt so hook cellphones and PDAs and itsy PCs to use as user interfaces for embedded systems and none of them seemed to quite make it. But if you are going to have a smartphone anyway what is the down side of having a little box you can hook up to it to use an and oscilloscope or logic analyzer or a full-fledged shirt-pocket portable electronic workbench or any other hand held invention you might imagine.
The Arduino shocked many people, me included, when it seemed to come out of nowhere and get such a huge market that didn't seem to exist before (Parallax might argue here, but they certainly didn't get the traction that the Arduino did.)
Is this a new thing like the Arduino that is going to take off big time or another flash in the pan?
Your opinions welcome.