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Topic: Hardware for a new project (Arduino Mini, Wireless, LEDs) (Read 757 times) previous topic - next topic

AdrianApan


One way to skin that cat would be to attach a bluetooth serial adapter to the mini, rendering it portable/wireless, and control it over bluetooth serial from the PC side with something like Bitlash Commander: https://github.com/billroy/bitlash-commander -- which also exposes a web control panel interface so you can switch your LED on and off in the browser.

Mind the 3.3V vs. 5V supply and signal issues when you buy stuff to go with the Mini, especially if you are thinking about going with a shield for the regular Arduino form factor and some ad-hoc wiring.

Good luck with your project,

-br



Just downloaded the Bitlash Commander ... Wanted to say that it's really awesome; an excellent piece of work, grats! Will definitely play around a bit with this.
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AdrianApan

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billroy

Thanks for your kind words about Commander.

That wi-fi part is interesting.  The data sheet doesn't specify an operating voltage, which is at least a little bit curious.  If you have a 3.3V mini, you need to be careful around 5V hardware.

-br

AdrianApan


Thanks for your kind words about Commander.

That wi-fi part is interesting.  The data sheet doesn't specify an operating voltage, which is at least a little bit curious.  If you have a 3.3V mini, you need to be careful around 5V hardware.

-br



Good point, couldn't find the operating voltage ... will try to find out more and will let you know as well.
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