I have an Arduino Uno and a Wireless Serial 4 Pin Bluetooth RF Transceiver Module(http://www.buildcircuit.net/product/bluetoothmodule
). My goal is to pair the bt module to my Mac (running OS X) and send/receive data wirelessly using the Software Serial library (http://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/SoftwareSerial
I can pair the device to the Mac but it doesn't stay paired. Even when it is paired the SoftwareSerial sample doesn't work - I can send/receive data via the normal Serial methods but I never see data on the hardware serial interface.
And yes, I've wired up the BT module correctly and matched the pin definitions in my sketch:
const int rxpin = 2; // pin used to receive
const int txpin = 3; // pin used to send to
SoftwareSerial bluetooth( rxpin, txpin);
bluetooth.begin( 9600); // initialize the software serial port
Serial.println(" Serial ready");
// This is never displayed in the serial monitor window
bluetooth.println(" Bluetooth ready");
I'd really appreciate any suggestions/advice!