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im looking to upgrade my Picaxe 28X robot to be controlled by with bluetooth....
if i get a USB adaptor module to plug into my computer what should i use to recieve the signal?
also what kind of program would i need to control the robot?

thanks muchly

  This bot is remote controlled over Bluetooth using a Bluesmirf module. This works just like a wireless serial port.I have written a program for my smartphone … Read more

Some questions from a beginner.

Hi Everyone,

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.

Arduino, Bluetooth, Linux continued....

Bluetooth, java, Linux - seem to be working together in harmony now. Some things I learned along the way regarding the RXTX java library and Linux com ports in general:

By default, only the root user has access to read/write the serial ports on the system. So if I take the sample code from RXTX I've attached called FindPorts.java and run it from the command line with my user account it will not list any ports. This code was lifted straight from the RXTX site. I've packaged it in a jar file for ease of use from the command line:

Arduino, Bluetooth, Linux

Back to work on the Ardbot. I've decided to build my control panel competely in java/JavaFX on Linux. One challenge was getting my Bluetooth connectivity going on Linux with this configuration:

  • Kensington USB Bluetooth dongle on Fedora 11 PC
  • Sparkfun  Bluetooth modem on robot

My goal will be to control the robot from a gamepad controller attached to the PC, wirelessly over the Bluetooth link.

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Bluetooth Dongle Comms

This is an Open Source, Collaberative project blog.

The aim is to use commonly available Bluetooth USB dongles to enable a PC to control a free roaming robot.

In my case the missing link which I have been trying to get working since about 2001.

The idea is to have an autonomous PC controlling the robot remotely (WITHOUT A CONNECTING WIRE ), so that I can test some rather radical Artificial Intelligence ideas that I have.

Bluetooth dongle comms

Hi All

I am busy planning a platform (400mm x 400mm) for a couple of experiments (mainly AI) that I would like to do.

I intend using a PC as the brains (program in C++, VB or whatever) BUT the platform must not be connected using wire.

Therefore there needs to be bi-directional RF communications between the platform and the brains.

As I am Electronically Challenged (to put it mildly), this is where I am stuck.

bluetooth com and processing language rig

These are the source files related to the setup I mentioned in CTC's post about wireless serial com.


Reposting info on the setup just for ref.

Alrighty, ctc, got the rig working. The setup is the following:

<ir beacon> transmitting byte sequence from 1-9

<relay station> picaxe 8m with ir receiver showing correct data in the debug window.

Transmitting the byte sequence received from ir beacon via bt to my desktop running the processing code.

PC interface, wireless navigation/control, live video!!
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Picaxe 28X1 with Bluetooth Module?

I have been doing a little search around the net and havent found a clear answer if the Picaxe28X1 would interface with any bluetooth module and has anyone have tried interfacing with success? Any thoughts on this topic would be appreciated.

Ways of communicating with a PC

A nice inspiration to control robots / communicate PC <-> Robot


Remote controlled unmanned power-chair

Ok, My idea...


I have reason to need a bluetooth or r/f remote controlable powered wheelchair. To be able to remotely turn it on (& off) and manouvre it from an outdoor shelter over to a freshly parked car's drivers door.

What I have at the moment is just the base power chair:

Powertec F50 by Sunrise Medical


What I wish to do as much as is possible is to leave the current set-up as it is, and to add the propsed r/c system to work along side it.