Bluetooth and The Internet of Things #Bluetooth #Iot #Arduino #STEM #Programming

Yesterday I posted another item in a series of posts about using Bluetooth features in App Inventor. Bluetooth (together with low power wireless technologies such as Zigbee) are significant technologies that make “The Internet of Things” possible. These low power wireless technologies enable all kinds of devices to communicate with each other and with other … Continue reading Bluetooth and The Internet of Things #Bluetooth #Iot #Arduino #STEM #Programming

Part 3: Bluetooth communications with 2 Arduino devices, using App Inventor

Please start with “Part 1: Basic Bluetooth communications using App Inventor” to learn how to configure, set up and program an App Inventor app that communicates over Bluetooth between two Android devices. Then, read “How to connect App Inventor apps to Arduino using Bluetooth” before going through this tutorial! If you know nothing about Bluetooth … Continue reading Part 3: Bluetooth communications with 2 Arduino devices, using App Inventor

Does your device support Bluetooth LE? Here is how to find out.

See Part 0 for a brief introduction to this series and Bluetooth LE plus our past tutorial series on classic Bluetooth for communicating between Android devices, and between an Android device and an Arduino board with external Bluetooth transceiver. Note – Bluetooth LE was introduced in the Bluetooth 4.0 specification. As of this writing, the … Continue reading Does your device support Bluetooth LE? Here is how to find out.

Introduction to App Inventor Bluetooth LE “Low Energy” – Part 0

Bluetooth is a standard for low power communications, over very short distances, at modest data rates. Originally, Bluetooth was intended for applications such as short range cordless phones, wireless headphones, remote control units and other types of devices. That original version is known as Bluetooth Classic. I wrote a popular tutorial on using Bluetooth Classic … Continue reading Introduction to App Inventor Bluetooth LE “Low Energy” – Part 0

Free-Download App Inventor Bluetooth Communications Cheat Sheet

Download here: App Inventor Bluetooth Cheat Sheet (PDF) Covers basic Bluetooth text communications with links to tutorials on sending numeric and binary data, and connecting to Arduino over App Inventor Bluetooth. App Inventor sample source code available here. High res, suitable for printing. Feel free to share with others. Here is a GIF image of the … Continue reading Free-Download App Inventor Bluetooth Communications Cheat Sheet

How to connect App Inventor apps to Arduino using Bluetooth wireless

How to Connect App Inventor apps to Arduino Using Bluetooth Bluetooth is a low power, short range wireless technology built in to many phones, tablets and other devices. MIT App Inventor 2 supports a set of Bluetooth communication functions that may be used to send data between smart phones and tablets (see previous tutorials: Part … Continue reading How to connect App Inventor apps to Arduino using Bluetooth wireless

Coming soon: Bluetooth to connect Android App Inventor code to Arduino

I  have an App Inventor app running on my Nexus 5 and talking to an Arduino board via Bluetooth. I finally had a chance to work on this! UPDATE: Here is the link to the final code and tutorial information! What I have  now is some experimental code not suitable for posting online. I will … Continue reading Coming soon: Bluetooth to connect Android App Inventor code to Arduino

Part 2: Sending numeric data using App Inventor Bluetooth communications

Part 1 of this tutorial introduced Bluetooth communications and implemented a simple method of sending text data back and forth between two Android devices over the Bluetooth wireless link. If you are not familiar with using App Inventor’s Bluetooth component, start with Part 1. In Part 2, a data packet concept is introduced to guide … Continue reading Part 2: Sending numeric data using App Inventor Bluetooth communications