Oct 1, 2006

Bluetooth confusion...


I got an email from William C. who asks "Is there such a thing as a hand-held bluetooth remote control (like theinfra-red one for the RCX) that I can use with the NXT? My cell phone isn't bluetooth enabled, and I don't want to have to buy another NXT just to get the benefits of remote control."

Bluetooth confuses me, too, William. Mainly because I've never been able to get it working on my PDA (incompatible Bluetooth version). I've got a new laptop coming in a few weeks that has built-in bluetooth so I'm hoping to learn some more there.

I've got 2 NXT Bricks and have had some limited playtime with using them together, but again, I'm not an expert. If you've got some comments for William (or me) regarding bluetooth options, please share your comments with us.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I downloaded a bluetooth program in C from this website. I was able to turn a motor on and off. nice site :-)

Henrik

Anonymous said...

wow! it works for me too :D

Brian Davis said...

The problem (I think) with a BT remote is it's going to be very significantly more expensive than an IR remote. Consider a BT dongle for the computer (where most of the handling of the information can be handed off into the computer) still cost about $40 US, while an IR system is much cheaper. Still, I agree it would be very nice - a BT phone is overkill where a BT remote of some type would fit the bill. Anybody?

As to NXT-to-NXT BT under NXT-G, tutorial post coming up soon...

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Brian Davis

Anonymous said...

YAY BRIAN! I was looking for a tutorial on the internet but nothing is out there. THANK YOU!

I'm confused by mailboxes and how to make two NXT talk.

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