Following on from my BlueTooth blog,
Blue Moon, I had been having some issues soldering the HM-11, that I had purchased, on to the mounting boards so as I was itching to use the BlueTooth iOS apps that I had found, I wondered whether a pre-mounted HM-11 on an XBee would be easier to use. Continue reading XBee Bluetooth
I was trying to save cash, whilst trying to
design a robot, and I was reluctant to purchase a full-on R/C transmitter, as these can be rather expensive.
After considering the PS2 controller options, which include using:
a custom PS2 receiver;
a standard generic Bluetooth USB adapter, and;
fooling the USB shield from wireless to wired (using the custom PS2 receiver).
For more information about these three options, see the
PS2 controller blog.
However, I then thought that I would see if I could use an XBox controller. Again there are multiple options available to the hacker:
Using a Microsoft wireless optical desktop receiver;
Using a generic Chinese clone;
Using the RF receiver from an XBox, and;
Some other hardware solution.
This blog will investigate each of these options.
Continue reading XBOX controllers
Looking for a cheap way to connect the PS2 controller to the Arduino. See also
Continue reading Bluetooth and SONY PS2 controllers
Controlling Arduino using an iOS app via
BLE. There are a number of varieties and don’t get confused by the BT only modules, that don’t support BLE (which is required for Apple devices):
HC-05 – BT Master and slave [
source] HC-06 – BT Slave only
HM-10 – BLE – The HM-10 can operate on a lower voltage at the expense of real estate.
HM-11 – BLE – The HM-11 has significantly less I/O exposed off the interposer PCB, including GPIO and USB [
source]. See also the XBee Bluetooth blog
Which one is the
Continue reading Blue Moon