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Topics => Device Hacking => Topic started by: ramgopalvarma on Oct 07, 2012, 12:04 pm

Title: Need advice to harvest blutooth chip from broken nokia phone to use it as module
Post by: ramgopalvarma on Oct 07, 2012, 12:04 pm
Im pursuing my BE EEE in india. I want to do a project using arduino which will be very useful for differently abled peoples. Now i want to buy a bluetooth module to do my project. I cant afford to buy a new module which costs around 1050 INR. I have a broken nokia mobile...if any one knows how to use the chip which is in my phone to use it as a module for arduino please help me to do my project.
Title: Re: Need advice to harvest blutooth chip from broken nokia phone to use it as module
Post by: AWOL on Oct 07, 2012, 01:06 pm
You're unlikely to be able to remove the device intact from the phone, and it is likely to be too tiny to see any identifying marks, and could come from a number of manufacturers. You didn't mention the model number.
Sorry, but time to shell out for a commercial unit.
Title: Re: Need advice to harvest blutooth chip from broken nokia phone to use it as module
Post by: ramgopalvarma on Oct 11, 2012, 06:27 am
But is it possible to use a Bluetooth dongle which is used as an external Bluetooth for personal computers. I have one Bluetooth dongle "zippys". Let me use it as bluetooth module for my arduino??? Also I'm not an expert in arduino. I'm just a beginner.
Title: Re: Need advice to harvest blutooth chip from broken nokia phone to use it as module
Post by: AWOL on Oct 11, 2012, 08:37 am
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But is it possible to use a Bluetooth dongle which is used as an external Bluetooth for personal computers

Do you have a schematic for it?
An API?
Title: Re: Need advice to harvest blutooth chip from broken nokia phone to use it as module
Post by: dxw00d on Oct 11, 2012, 08:48 am
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But is it possible to use a Bluetooth dongle which is used as an external Bluetooth for personal computers.


If it's a USB Bluetooth dongle, you'll need a USB Host shield and a driver library. You're just as well getting a bluetooth breakout board or shield.
Title: Re: Need advice to harvest blutooth chip from broken nokia phone to use it as module
Post by: tecwizrd on Nov 12, 2012, 02:47 am
I am new to this board and to Arduino. I just purchased a Mega2560 R3 and having fun trying new things. I realize it has been a month since the last post, but thought I would post this for prosperity.

Could you use a bluetooth device like those in a Dell E6500 laptop, they can be had for a few dollars on ebay.
Title: Re: Need advice to harvest blutooth chip from broken nokia phone to use it as module
Post by: Zapro on Feb 19, 2013, 10:53 am
To use a BT module from a Dell Laptop or a USB module, one needs a USB host shield and drivers for that module to make it work. The bluetooth chips in Cellphone are low-level baseband chips - the Bluetooth stack is handled by the main processor, so the chip wouldn't work without the rest of the phone.
Bluetooth modules for Arduino are a Bluetooth chipset that translates a bluetooth link to TTL serial data.

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