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Bluetooth Module for Arduino is able to be plugged into the XBee Shield and get a serial communication between the computer and an Arduino board through Bluetooth protocol.
(Range measured between the Bluetooth module for Arduino and the BT Linksys dongle)
- Minimum and Maximum RSSI thresholds control
- Adaptive Frequency Hopping
- Security: Authentication, Pairing and Encryption
- Store 5 different trusted devices in its internal memory
- Master or Slave operation supported
1. What do I need to connect the Bluetooth module to Arduino?
If you don't have the XBee shield you can purchase it as an optional, if you already have it, just connect the Bluetooth module on it.
2. Can I create a connection between two Arduino's using Bluetooth?
Yes. You can plug two XBee shields with two Bluetooth modules in two Arduinos and connect them as you do with XBee.
3. If I have got a XBee shield, can I remove XBee chip and connect the Bluetooth module?
Yes, just take XBee out and plug the Bluetooth module in.
4. Can I send data from sensors to my laptop with internal Bluetooth?
Yes. You can read sensor inputs in Arduino and send them using the Bluetooth module.
5. How can I connect Arduino to my computer using blueooth?
If your laptop have a Bluetooth radio you can pair the Arduino to the laptop, if your laptop does not have a Bluetooth radio then you can use the Linksys Bluetooth.
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