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Topic: Why have a EP32 and not allow Classic Bluetooth? (Read 307 times) previous topic - next topic

sonofgods11

WE are building a controller to use with a plasma cutter. We looked around for a way to point and click, and we found a library that does everything we needed to do but only a few boards can do it. We then looked into boards that would use Bluetooth. We picked the MKR 1010. and when we got it we set it up and got it working. So we started to set up Bluetooth to find out that it only supports BLE which is not what the website said as well as ARDUINO YOUTUBE vidoes show and tell. Now doing some research I have read that EP32 can do classic Bluetooth but firmware is not there. Why make something that doesn't work as told. I have also read that you can do a serial to serial but have not found anything other than the name.

Klaus_K

Why do you need Classic Bluetooth?

BLE was developed because Classic Bluetooth is too power hungry for many applications and a BLE radio can be build with less silicon area allowing the development of new products that would be too expensive with Classic Bluetooth. These products/applications are what attracts most of new product development. Bluetooth Classic does not inspire companies and makers, even though there will be products using Bluetooth Classic for a while.

Anyways, your board has a little sister called Arduino Nano 33 IoT. There are some people who have converted the board to Bluetooth Classic. Maybe this will help you apply the required modifications to the MKR WiFi 1010.

https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=654631.0

sonofgods11

Why do you need Classic Bluetooth?

BLE was developed because Classic Bluetooth is too power hungry for many applications and a BLE radio can be build with less silicon area allowing the development of new products that would be too expensive with Classic Bluetooth. These products/applications are what attracts most of new product development. Bluetooth Classic does not inspire companies and makers, even though there will be products using Bluetooth Classic for a while.

Anyways, your board has a little sister called Arduino Nano 33 IoT. There are some people who have converted the board to Bluetooth Classic. Maybe this will help you apply the required modifications to the MKR WiFi 1010.

https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=654631.0
We wanted it to be wireless but still be able to move and click buttons on our screen. Treat it as a wireless Mouse.

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