Terminal Emulator and/Processing help
May 22, 2010
While I am waiting for parts, I am back to playing with my bluesmirf. I running a simple loop in processing to spit out a single byte, delay and loop again. The picaxe simply sits on a serin command and echos back to the pc via a sertxd command. I am getting bad data. I simply get a 0 or 255 depending on if I set the picaxe to recieve data inverted or not. I am thinking that somehow the unit has reset itself to factory settings and is back to being set at 115,200 baud. I need to bring it down to 9600. Now, I have established a pairing and a connection via processing and with some simple test codes have put it into "command mode" as indicated by the LED's. However, I am very limited as to my knowledge of processing and I have not been able to go further than that. Basically, I can send a command, but I am unsure as to create a loop where the response is recieved thus triggering the next needed command send.
The other option is a terminal emulator but I have used up my free hyperterminal trial and I need a suggestion of another free one I can use. I need something very, very simple and some ideas on where the settings should be. I just want a line where I can type the command I want to send and a CR in a little box and just hit return. I want the unit's response to show up in another box. Is there something out there that simple? By the way,. the bluetooth module appears to the computer as just another serial port.
I would love any advice you guys have in terms of which way to go.