I've been having a hardtime at the Bluetooth pairing on a (new) MacbookPro running OSX 10.6.8.
I'm using LilyPad Arduino together with a Bluetooth Mate Silver to pass data to Processing.
I've already done all the tutorials I could find for pairing Bluetooth with OSX, and I keep having the same problem:
Everytime the power supply connection of Lilypad (or even the bluetooth itself) fails for any reason, even for a very little time ("blinking" the power), bluetooth simply looses its connection to OSX (and consequentially, to Processing, or even Arduino's software serial port!).
So everytime this happens, I have to close Processing, click on System Preferences>Bluetooth>Edit Serials (http://www.quando.art.br/transfer/screen-problem-bluetooth.png
) and just them, after a while, OSX recognizes the signal, and I can re-open Processing and start communicating again!
This is a major problem to my current project (an audiovisual installation - http://namainstrument.tumblr.com
), and it may inviabilize it entirely. As it is a soft circuit hand-held, it is very possible that for some reason the power suply of Arduino blinks. I really need that when this happens, Processing and OSX regains connection to the Bluetooth serial port automatically.
Does anyone knows a workaround for this?
Is this occasioned by a misfunctioning of any of my devices, or perhaps a misconfiguration of them?
I really need some light on this.