Boris Landoni from Open Electronics writes about a new open source bluetooth shield for Arduino: Here’s an application to control the brightness of an RGB LED strip wirelessly (via Bluetooth) using a smartphone. The whole project is presented in a dedicated Bluetooth … Read more
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Kerimil has created another app for interfacing mobile phones and microcontrollers through Bluetooth. This time it’s a simple phone controlled RGB LED. The Arduino sketch/code can be found in his Arduino Forum post. The Android .apk file can be downloaded … Read more
Johnik has developed the CxemCAR2 project for controlling an RC car using WiFi and Bluetooth. “On the Internet there are many articles on the use of RC cars with IP or Web-based camera. But most of them used a laptop … Read more
Ti is offering free online training on Bluetooth low energy (BLE) devices. The materials are designed to cover topics appealing to a broad spectrum of experience levels from basic to advanced. You can find more information and start the training … Read more
Android recently released version 4.3 of their “Jelly Bean” OS which includes support for Bluetooth Smart. TI has posted a how to page on getting started with Bluetooth Smart for Android 4.3.
TechBitar wrote this Instructable detailing his ANDRUINO, the 2-way Android controller for Arduino via bluetooth: ANDRUINO is a simple tool to help you control your Arduino (or clone) from your Android phone. It’s both an Android app and an Arduino … Read more
HackEDA made this bluetooth robot with a pcb designed by HackEDA’s software algorithm: The pcb in this robot was designed with automated software written by HackEDA. Controlled by an Android tablet over Bluetooth. Check out the video after the break.
Guan Yang of HackManhattan informs us of his efforts in working with a Bluetooth low energy component: This amazing component is the Nordic nRF51822 that was released last year and is now available for order from Mouser. It’s a Bluetooth … Read more
Kerimil over at Arduino forum posted this simple how to on controlling an Arduino board with an Android mobile device. He describes, “The circuit is just a Bluetooth module, Arduino UNO, LED, resistor and some wires. The LED can be … Read more
Here’s an interesting and fun use of the MSP430 and your Android phone: robotic tank control. This project by Mike adds a Bluetooth transceiver module MSP430 and mounts this along with a motor drive booster pack and battery on a … Read more
Vinod S acquired some resistive touchpads and decided to interface one with a Bluetooth module so it would function as a wireless computer mouse. He explains, “I have used a cheap ATtiny13 (8 pin) microcontroller which runs at internal 9.6MHz … Read more
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player TI has announced the availability of their Bluetooth low energy SensorTag kit. With a downloadable SensorTag App and sample applications, the kit removes the barriers to entry for smartphone app developers who want to take … Read more
Hmms shared his Bluetooth controlled RGB LED strip project. Atmega8 microcontroller with the Arduino bootloader controls the LEDs, while the Bluetooth communication is handled via a cheap serial to Bluetooth module. I wanted the strip to be Controllable via a … Read more
Paul Sokolovsky developed a proof-of-concept open source firmware for common Bluetooth modules based on the CSR BlueCore4 cheapset. “BlueCore4-Ext is a popular Bluetooth chip used in many Bluetooth modules, some priced below $10. The idea is to create Wireless Sensor/Control … Read more
Casai modified a bathroom scale to send his weight info to an Android app through Bluetooth. He documented his built, and released the firmware, as well as the mods he made to the open source Weight Chart app. The scale … Read more
As a follow up to yesterday’s post, Matseng released the design files for his DimBlue 16 channel USB or Bluetooth controlled light dimmer. The design files and firmware are available on GitHub. Via the forum.
Matseng designed DimBlue, an ATmega32u4 based USB controllable 16 channel light dimmer. Triacs which dim the lights are optoisolated from mains to provide protection from high voltages. The board is powered from mains voltage, via a PCB mounted transformer. As … Read more
Security researchers Tommi Mäkilä and Jukka Taimisto of Codenomicon gave this presentation at the DeepSec 2011 conference discussing ways to sensibly test Bluetooth stacks. Their talk presents the number of ways in which Bluetooth attacks have been attempted with varying … Read more
Luca Dentella writes, “Hello! I’ve just published my latest project, an Arduino-based bluetooth switch you can control via Android App.” The design uses an Android smartphone app which communicates via Bluetooth with a Bluegiga WT11 module, which in turn communicates … Read more
This talk from the 2011 DCC conference held in Baltimore, MD, last September, covers the basics of using Bluetooth in microcontroller circuits. The presenter is John A. Hansen, amateur radio licensee W2FS, and is the developer of commercial amateur radio … Read more