Now, bluetooth communication in my eyes would be the easiest as far as I have read, but I have also read that it is driver dependent and that doesn't help if I want to make this a portable application.
I would like to wirelessly send ascii characters to the arduino
So basically I'm asking, is there an easy way to interface an arduino and a PC, so that I can easily create a C++ program to send ascii code to the arduino.
In your opinion is bluetooth the way to go?
Also is there any sample code you have seen for C++ --> xbee communication via PC?
I was under the impression that an Xbee is a Bluetooth radio frequency device. Is that correct?
Or are you trying to say, there is a sender and receiver Xbee device? If that is the case then this will be the most easiest way because sending and receiving via serial will be much easier to code.
I've browsed some at several online vendors, usually mentioning "AT" commands (are you kidding me? Is this STILL the Hayes/USR commandset from back in the day?).
are the bluetooth modules NOT "virtual wire"?
I had assumed (and ads didn't say directly as I have since noted) that the modules would act as a simple COM port device transparently via the bluetooth connect.. is that not the case?
I will say that it might be semantics, but I disagree with the notion that both are like virtual wires.