Hello all, i have some problems getting everything to work properly. By the tons of searching ive done it doesnt seem to be 'this' difficult. So im extending this out you guys in hope for some feedback.
Heres the problem:
I CAN connect the bluesmirf to arduino and successfully set the baud rate. meaning i have access to the CMD function of the module
I CAN pair the android device with the bluesmirf
I CANNOT send/receive data to/fro arduino.
What im using:
i have auduino uno, bluesmirf silver, and serveral devices.
I have tried this with several devices such as: Samsung galaxy S2, LG-G2X, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and a HTC Nexus one. The only one ive switched different roms has been the N1. so the other devices all run a custom rom. some CM other running something else. Either way, ive tried the Nexus(which ive seen used in multiple videos) with both custom and stock roms to no avail.
My set up:
I have done exactly what the instructions ive found said to do. Ive connected the arduino to my comp( which i have also tried on osx and ubuntu and xp).
I have hooked the tx/rx properly along with power. ive paired the android devices. ive installed the MeetAndroid lib for arduino, and installed the plugins and app for android. Ive tried running multiple things here, but ill describe this later. But mostly, i would have expected the test plugin to function over some of the other more 'advanced' tutorials, considering it only blinks a light once it receives something.
After failing horribly at what should have been the simplest way to get up and going i began to try other things.
ive tried just about every tutorial you can find if you google 'android arduino bluetooth' or 'bluesmirf'
in attempt to not drag this out much further, ive tried using the rocketrobot, mobot, newsoftserial, softwareserial, follwed tips/code setting for LCD using the S2 app. seriously, almost everything the first 10 pages had to offer i tried. which there wasnt much relevant after that....
ive even tried the sl4a and python version......
I can show code if necessary but im not writting anything custom, so everything is already out there and possibly tried by most of you aswell.
One thing that caught my eye though was using the lamp demo. setting up for debugging i do infact see amarino open and succesfully connect to the socket.
So, im really hoping its something stupid im doing. I dont see the rx light switch light up and the serial monitor shows nothing.
if i can provide any further info to help possibly get me on the right track please let me know. anything, at this point, is invaluable to me and i will greatly appreciate your time.