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Bluetooth Module for Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Intel Galileo

Availability: Retired

NOTE: THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. YOU CAN BUY BLUETOOTH PRO VERSION HERE.

NOTE: This product is compatible with Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Intel Galileo boards. See below the links to each of the tutorials.

Description

NOTE: THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. YOU CAN BUY BLUETOOTH PRO VERSION HERE.

NOTE: This product is compatible with Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Intel Galileo boards. See below the links to each of the tutorials.

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.

Documentation:
Tutorial Arduino: Bluetooth
Tutorial Raspberry Pi: Bluetooth
Tutorial Intel Galileo: Bluetooth PRO
Bluetooth Videotutorial

Specifications:

  • Bluetooth Chip: eUnistone 31308/2
  • Version: Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (Configurable BT 1.2)
  • TX Power: 2.5dBm
  • RX Sensitivity: -86dBm
  • Antenna: 2dBi
  • Outdoor Range: 60 m LOS (Line of sight)
  • Indoor Range: 40 m NLOS (Non line of sight)
    (Range measured between the Bluetooth module for Arduino and the BT Linksys dongle)

 

Special Options:
- 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

FAQ's

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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Note: If you are searching for Wireless Sensor Networks devices (motes) you may be interested in our ready to market sensor platform: Waspmote. You can discover the differences between both platforms in the document: Waspmote vs SquidBee.

Related Tutorials

This Bluetooth Module has been mainly designed to discover high amount of bluetooth devices in a variable area. It can be connected in a Xbee shield for Arduino to work.

Moreover, Libelium has developed a specific API to allow using this module with Waspmote. There are many useful functions which can be used as a guideline for other designs.

If you are interested in Internet of Things (IoT) or M2M projects check our open source sensor platform Waspmote which counts with more than 100 sensors available to use 'off the shelf', a complete API with hundreds of ready to use codes and a low consumption mode of just 0.7µA to ensure years of battery life.

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