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Topic: Arduino 101 as Bluetooth host? (Read 1 time) previous topic - next topic

JoyMonkey

I've been using the great USB Host Shield 2.0 library with an Arduino ADK and a USB Bluetooth dongle. I'm using a Playstation 4 controller (Dualshock 4) to trigger events on with the Arduino.

I recently received my Arduino 101 board, and was curious if it could be similarly set up to receive commands from a Playstation 4 controller (or other Bluetooth game controller). I emailed the author of the USB Host Shield library, he thinks perhaps the 101's Curie module might not be capable of acting as a Bluetooth hub, but is unsure.

Does anyone know if this is possible, or if a BT Host library might be in the works?

edsa

I've been using the great USB Host Shield 2.0 library with an Arduino ADK and a USB Bluetooth dongle. I'm using a Playstation 4 controller (Dualshock 4) to trigger events on with the Arduino.

I recently received my Arduino 101 board, and was curious if it could be similarly set up to receive commands from a Playstation 4 controller (or other Bluetooth game controller). I emailed the author of the USB Host Shield library, he thinks perhaps the 101's Curie module might not be capable of acting as a Bluetooth hub, but is unsure.

Does anyone know if this is possible, or if a BT Host library might be in the works?
I'm also interested on this.
Let everyone know if you find out.

In my case, I want the arduino 101 to receive data from a tablet.

facchinm

The 101 has no Bluetooth capabilities, only Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), so it can't interface directly with a Bluetooth device like PS4 controller.
Anyway, the BLE library is already included in the 101 core, so communication with modern tablets or smartphones works out of the box (you can see an example here https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Genuino101CurieBLEHeartRateMonitor)

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