Running OSX 10.4.8 and 009 IDE version,
power the board with 5,5 V (+/- 0.2 V),
using a Sharp IR range sensor on analog input 0.
I can easily pair the BT board and managed to read analog input data from the IDE serial monitor,
but ONLY IF I open the serial monitor RIGHT AFTER hardware resetting the board with the switch,
just as you do to upload code to the board.
If I power the board and try to open the serial monitor after, say, 5 seconds, I got the discouraging message:
Error inside Serial.()
gnu.io.PortInUseException: Unknown Application
I need to place 2 BT boards far away from the pc so I can’t push the reset button on the boards
everytime I want to start the serial communication.
I don’t think it’s a power issue, coz once it’s connected and going, it’s stable for hours and hours
(tried to keep it working all night long and the board behaved perfectly).
Is there a known solution to this problem?
I’ve seen that the Diecimila board has a sort of automatic reset switch
and that maybe even the BT board can be modified, but I’m a bit afraid of frying everything!!!
Another Bt related question:
can I render the BT board invisible to other devices other than my computer?
I don’t want people try to connect to the board while it’s working!
even if they can’t acces it I suppose that the connection BTboard<->Computer
could be affected by, say, cellphones or laptops in the area trying to connect to the BTboard…
Sorry for cross-posting this message in many sections of the forum!
Any help would be REALLY appreciated,
have bright days,