Bluetooth Communication

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by alexpanrui, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. alexpanrui

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    I'm working on a project lately. I need to design a sensor with an accelerometer. the accelerometer will be connected to a u-p,and the data will be sent from the u-p to a PC via bluetooth. For the Bluetooth communication, can i buy a USB bluetooth adapter, and hook it to the u-p?Do I need a USB controller IC to integrate the USB adapter with the u-p?thx in advance.
  2. hgmjr

    Retired Moderator

    Jan 28, 2005
    You may want to consider the Ardiuno BT development board.

    I assume you already considered adding a Bluetooth receiver to your PC.

    Don't know what your budget is but I did find this link to a board on the Sparkfun website for $150.

    Last edited: Sep 13, 2008
  3. alexpanrui

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    wow,that's too ex....but thx for ur help...wat i wanna know is whether my approach is feasible or not...will it be very difficult to work with the USB controller IC?
  4. alexpanrui

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    and if my approach is correct, i will just buy a USB Bluetooth adapter as the receiver and hook it to a PC.
  5. John Luciani

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 3, 2007
    Do you need Bluetooth or do you need wireless? If you need wireless, low bandwidth
    communication for a couple of sensors you may be better of with Zigbee. Maxstream
    makes a device called XBee which contains a uC and radio. Since the XBee has an
    ADC that is all you need to build a sensor node. On the PC end you would use
    an XBee with a serial/USB interface.

    XBees cost around $20 at Mouser and Digikey. Send me an email if you have any questions.

    (* jcl *)
  6. murli_mendis

    New Member

    Sep 17, 2008
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