Some questions from a beginner.
October 27, 2009
First, thanks for taking the time to read the forum and answer questions from new guys. I know it's sometimes a pretty thankless task, despite being very time consuming!
The site looks like an excellent resource, and when I have the time I shall read it more thoroughly. In the meantime I have some quite simple questions about a robot that I'd like to build.
The robot is to be controlled by bluetooth - I'm happy to sort everything out on the controller end of things - it's just the robot part that I have the questions about. Hopefully this is where you come in.
So in no particular order here are my short questions!
1. How much does a bluetooth receiver chip cost? It has to be able to interface with a mobile phone.
2. Would it be possible to scavenge the above from a phone?
3. If yes to 2) I assume it would be surface mount - what is the easiest way of using surface mount package with a breadboard?
4. For microcontroller selection: which microcontrollers work best with bluetooth? Or does it not matter?
That'll do to start off with! Sorry if any of these questions are too open-ended or don't make sense!
Thanks in advance,