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  1. Did anyone use BlueTooth last year?

    Did it work? Did you encounter any problems?

    I'm reviewing my comms options, and the easiest route seems to be BlueTooth (subject to change always!).
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    Re: Did anyone use BlueTooth last year?

    I had originally planned on using Bluetooth on Bheka, Had a working system, but found that Xbee was cheaper, easier, and more robust. So I switched. Having had both, I much prefer Xbee.

    Good luck
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    Re: Did anyone use BlueTooth last year?

    Various reports of BT failure last year.
    I Void Warranties´┐Ż

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    Re: Did anyone use BlueTooth last year?

    I usually use Blueetoth (with Mindstorms NXT and Bioloid) and it works pretty well.

    For example, the next robot is controlled sending the command sequence from the PC-USB_BT to a BT<->serial converter and then to the CM-5 serial connector.


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    Re: Did anyone use BlueTooth last year?

    Weren't the Ferrels using blue tooth from their phones to control their bots? I was going to use a wiimote, which is blue tooth as a potential remote controller for squidword...just forgot the remote at home.

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    Re: Did anyone use BlueTooth last year?

    Quote Originally Posted by darkback2 View Post
    Weren't the Ferrels using blue tooth from their phones to control their bots? I was going to use a wiimote, which is blue tooth as a potential remote controller for squidword...just forgot the remote at home.
    Yes, Giger uses the same system. I ran into issues with my bluetooth terminal session, but none between the gumstix >> PS3 link.
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    Ok, so it seems that BT is an acceptable option. Probably going to play around with both BT and Xbee.

    I'm guessing the wireless (2.4ghz) PS2 controllers have an issue in that environment, or did anyone try to use it laster year.
    Last edited by praelian; 01-04-2010 at 06:54 AM.
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    Re: Did anyone use BlueTooth last year?

    Most laptops are class 2. If you use bluetooth only use class 1 to control a robot and if you can use bluetooth 2.0.
    There are some really inexpensive class 1 bluetooth 2.0 usb dongles.

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    Re: Did anyone use BlueTooth last year?

    Quote Originally Posted by praelian View Post
    Ok, so it seems that BT is an acceptable option. Probably going to play around with both BT and Xbee.

    I'm guessing the wireless (2.4ghz) PS2 controllers have an issue in that environment, or did anyone try to use it laster year.
    If I remember correctly,Tybs told me he used his wireless PS2 controlled Phoenix all over the venue with no issues.

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    Re: Did anyone use BlueTooth last year?

    I came across Bluetooth Bee.
    Anybody tried it?
    http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/bluetooth-bee-p-598.html

    I
    'm HOPing it'll plop into the Arbotix board and I write a little
    bluetooth app for my Android phone and use IT's brains in
    conjunction with the lil AVR on board the Arbotix.

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