Copy an app called RoboCam and adjust it


I want to copy an android app called RoboCam.

Is there any easy way to just copy it and get the source code ?
Because I think it is perfect for my project and I need to adjust it to holonomic mechanics like this.

And to code a PHP queue system to it.

So I will not use a copy of the RoboCam but will adjust it for my own project.

I have been in contact with the developer Alex ,
proghouse dot ru
and he have given me information how he build it with LEGO developer kits and he even made websites on how he code it on his website.

  1. EV3 Firmware Developer Kit -
  2. LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Communication Developer Kit -

I used these manuals 1 and 2 for RoboCam.

Also you can read my article using google translate that describes how to make your own app that uses the original EV3 firmware -

But he do not want to give, or sell me the source code.

  1. So is there a fast, easy way to get the RoboCam source code ?

There is much code to get from the RoboCam app when you see the source code in a browser.
2. Is it much work to build a copy with code from browsing RoboCam code?

Regards Magnus

Regarding #1 No. The source code belongs to Alex. Please respect that. Do not make any attempt to decompile his apk. It appears Alex has been generous in providing you with information that should allow you to build a similar Project.

Regarding #2 You can build something similar Magnus by coding your own app. The tools are available in App Inventor 2. Here are a list of Forum discussions that talk about using LEGO Redirecting to Google Groups . The articles should help you build what you need.

Start building your own version. When you run into issues, please feel free to ask about how to solve them. The Forum is here to help you build YOUR APP.

A listing of other LEGO EV projects is here app inventor lego ev - Google Search There may be some code in these discussions that is published and copy that you might be able to adapt to your purposes.

We want you to have fun with App Inventor. Here are some resources to help you learn to use the AI2 tools A very good way to learn App Inventor is to read the free Inventor's Manual here in the AI2 free online eBook ... the links are at the bottom of the Web page. The book 'teaches' users how to program with AI2 blocks.

There is a free programming course here and the aia files for the projects in the book are here:

How to do a lot of basic things with App Inventor are described here: .

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Do you realize that's not just unethical but also illegal?


There are many such LEGO apps so it can not be any special code.
And I just want something that work and look similary to code it as I want it.
I just dont want to put hours and weeks when there probably is something similary in open source that I can use.
If anybody know if there is a RoboCam app in open source please let me know.


So first.
How do I get an android phone to start to stream video to a webpage and give me a IP adress to the webpage, like in the RoboCam app?
Is there any code for me to use?


Here is a recent Forum discussion of something similar Camera App inventor ( help) - #3 by ChrisWard (see discussion by Antonio )

Using App Inventor alone, you probably cannot stream ip video; you will need a crutch like using a micro-controller to do the actual streaming as a guess. In the absence of posts from robot enthusiasts (be patient, someone might post) the following might be helpful:

See the 11/17/19 post, it appears to be a potential solution to do what you might want MagI
Redirecting to Google Groups Communication is via an Arduino microcontroller using an esp32cam. An alternative would be use a Pixy cam

Neither solution is easy and I expect would require a lot of experimentation.

Here are App Inventor discussions about using an ip camera

What you need to do as far as controlling the movement of the LEGO is probably discussed here so part of what you want to do is not difficult and code is available.

A non Android 'solution' for using a camera.

You might post a message on a LEGO forum indicating what you want to do and get other input.

I now got a answer from the developer of RoboCam.
He wrote.

I sell source code for $ 11,000 + 1% of the profit in projects that use the RoboCam source code or the RoboCam application.

I do not have that kind of money.
Is the price right?

Can I make RoboCam in MIT App Inventor?



I have found an open source code to get video stream from the android phone to any browser.

Is this code possible to get into MIT app inventor and add LEGO control and so on ,
so I can make something like RoboCam ?

Or do I need to use android studio, eclipse or something?


Why you don’t look at the logic about how it works and code in App Inventor from scratch? So you will have your own app and you won’t do anything illegal.

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Is anybody doing any project with no base code structures?
This spydroid-ipcamera must have all the base code needed and then its just to adjust it to what I need.

Can I import it to MIT app inventor?

I found this one also.

Can it be imported to MIT app inventor?


Probably not

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