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aparkes

Hi! So I have a 3D scanner whose functionality I'm working on extending, and I've gotten the mechanical parts of that figured out, but I have one question I can't find an answer to. It's a NextEngine scanner so it communicates via USB cable with a program on my computer. But due to the mechanical developments I've worked out, it would be really great if I could do away with the cable. I've seen Bluetooth shields and things floating around Arduino sites- is it possible to create a Bluetooth device to replace the cable?

robtillaart


Technically it is at least difficult, maybe even impossible.

Do you know anything about the data rate and format, speed and protocol used?  as Bluetooth has a far more limited bandwidth than an USB cable it might not be possible at all without additional substantial buffering.

What is the program it talks to? WHat size of scans does it make?

Rob Tillaart

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