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Re: [SeattleRobotics] Dumb question about BlueTooth?

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  • Brian Lane
    ... Hash: SHA1 ... Yes. Bluetooth is a point-to-point protocol for the most part (there is a hub protocol, but I m not sure if anyone actually uses it). For
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      Kevin Impson wrote:
      > Hi All,
      >
      > I will most likely wake up tomorrow and think, why did I post this, I
      > know the answer, but my brain is just malfunctioning I guess?
      >
      > USB to BlueTooth adapters, do they create a peer to peer wireless
      > interlink or do you have to have a special version as a base and then
      > use other adapters to connect to it?
      >
      > I ask this for the fact that Newegg has a Class I usb to bluetooth
      > adapter for $20.00 each. I'm wondering if I could connect one to a
      > server and then one my Dell Axim 5 and likn them wirelessly?
      >
      > Any answers from anybody?
      >
      > I'm also thinking of a usb to bluetooth adapter on a control computer
      > and them using a bluetooth to serial adapter at the other end for a
      > robotics control interlink?
      >

      Yes. Bluetooth is a point-to-point protocol for the most part (there is
      a hub protocol, but I'm not sure if anyone actually uses it). For remote
      connections to serial devices I'm sure it will work. I've done it myself
      with BlueRadio BT to serial modules. For connecting two computers it
      will have to act as a network adapter, which is possible, but requires
      the right BT drivers to be loaded.

      What I'd like to see is the iPhone support the BT serial protocol, then
      you could control all kinds of devices right from your phone. You can
      already do this with WiFi but the cost and power requirements are quite
      a bit more than for BT.

      Brian

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