I am pretty new to Arduino and also to this forum, so please forgive possible easy mistakes. I have an Arduino Uno, a Bluetooth Mate Silver from Sparkfun, a Laptop (Windows 7) with a bluetooth dongle and a Samsung Galaxy Ace with Android 2.3.6
I managed to get a serial communication via bluetooth between the Arduino and my laptop using the serial monitor of the arduino software. But i have the following problems / questions and hope that you can help me
1. After about 30 seconds the serial monitor of the arduino software freezes and i can only kill the whole program. Is there anyway to fix this?
2. To avoid problem 1, i tried to use Putty, but it never opens the serial monitor no matter which configurations i set. Any ideas? Do you other programs for windows and serial communication?
3. My cell phone doesn't find the Bluetooth Mate Silver. It did once before i used the bluetooth dongle on my laptop and it works with any other bluetooth device. Any ideas whats wrong here?
Thank you very much in advance!
Greetings from Germany