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thisguy

Hello everyone

I hope everyone is well, my name is Steve. From Massachusetts USA, I have been thinking of some ideas I'd like to implement into a remote controlled light with only a strobe function. I joined today because I wanted to ask what options I have for that.

What I would like to build is a 4-6" diameter clear sphere with a Lipo in the center and led emitters placed around the out outermost area of the sphere. I was thinking something like this http://dx.com/g4-1-2w-108-lumen-6500k-2 ... 41?item=43. That could be controlled from within say 25-50 feet.

As for making this wirelessly controlled, Should I be using Arduino transmitter, receiver pair? I found these.
http://store.fungizmos.com/items/416
http://store.fungizmos.com/items/415
I apologize for linking to another site but couldn't find them here.
or would Bluetooth be an option? something I could control from my phone?
I also found these that I thought would work
http://dx.com/wireless-bluetooth-rs232-ttl-transceiver-module-80711
http://dx.com/jy-mcu-arduino-bluetooth-wireless-serial-port-module-104299

Any help is greatly appreciated

Thanks -Steve
"Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large groups"

PaulS

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Should I be using Arduino transmitter, receiver pair? I found these.

Read the warnings about noise. They are not kidding.

The 500 foot range that they cite. They are kidding. With a professionally designed antenna, properly positioned and connect, absolutely no other electrical activity for miles around, that figure might be possible.

As soon as you start blinking LEDs, forget it. 5 feet is more realistic.

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I apologize for linking to another site but couldn't find them here.

Its fine. Arduino does not sell radios.

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or would Bluetooth be an option?

Bluetooth range, under ideal conditions, is 10 meters. that's on the low end of your distance range.

In terms of radio use, you really do get what you pay for.

robtillaart

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or would Bluetooth be an option?
Bluetooth range, under ideal conditions, is 10 meters.


indeed Bluetooth Class 1 is 10 meter, Class 2 goes quite further (20-30 mtr) - http://www.ehow.com/about_5553812_bluetooth-class-vs-class.html  -

In open field we have tested BT Class 2 up to 130 meter (line of sight) before connection got lost. We had to go back to ~80 meter before connection restored.
Note that the bandwidth drops (substantially) with the distance.
Rob Tillaart

Nederlandse sectie - http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html -
(Please do not PM for private consultancy)

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