The BT Shield integrates a HC-06 Serial Bluetooth module. It can be easily used with Arduino/Iteaduino for transparent wireless serial communication.
- Iteaduino/Arduino UNO compatible
- Up to10m communication distance in house without obstacle
- UART interface (TTL) with programmable baud rate (SPP firmware installed)
- Default baud rate: 9600, data bits: 8, stop bit: 1, Parity: No parity
- Default PINCODE:”1234”
- A full set of configuration commands
- On board PCB antenna
- FCC ID certificated
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|Board Size||54mm x 47mm|
I use this with arduino and android phone to control large metal cutting saw using 8 relays. It is as fast at responding to buttons as my hardwired controls. Virtually no delay.
it would be nice to have a switch to turn it off however, because I have to remove it to program my arduino via the usb cable.
You definitely need a tutorial on how to set this up.
To get into AT command mode, set the switches to "FT323" and "5V"
Plug you shield into an Arduino
Plug the Arduino into your computer via USB
Upload a blank sketch to your Arudino (to make sure it's not transmitting serial message)
Open a serial terminal program (My favorite is CoolTerm for OSX)
Make sure you have the options set to 9600 Baud, data bits 8, parity none, stop bits 1
Open a port to the Arduino (so it would be your USB connection, NOT bluetooth)
You should be able to type "AT" now and see "OK" as a response
The rest you should be able to figure out from the datasheet
Once you've programmed your AT commands, you want to set switch to "To Broad" (This is a typo, should say board)
This thing works great right out of the package. Fit right on to my Duemilenove and after I downloaded the sketch I was able to see data on my serial port. I added a Serial.read() to example sketch and I had bidirectional communication. Total set up time, about 7 minutes. I highly recommend this shield for easy bluetooth serial communication.