Adding remote control via Bluetooth to an Arduino-based project is quite simple, thanks to the ease of sending serial data between two Bluetooth devices. This has been demonstrated by Arduino forum member Javier who shows us how to control household LED lighting with his Android device and an Arduino.
A simple Arduino app has been created that has a neat interface and sends matching serial commands via Bluetooth which are received by the Arduino and a matching Bluetooth module, at which point the LEDs can be controlled in the same manner as any other situation. A quick demonstration of this is shown in the following video:
As part of the Arduino and Bluetooth experience you'll need a Bluetooth device for your Arduino projects, and to meet this need we've released our new Freetronics Bluetooth Shield:
We've made it simple to use - the Bluetooth Shield acts as a serial link between the other Bluetooth device. Furthermore there's a wide range of jumpers allowing you to select which digital pins to use for data transfer, increasing compatibility with other shields. And with our Quick Start guide it's easier than ever.
Our Bluetooth Shield for Arduino is now in stock and ready to ship, so for more information and to order - visit the shield's product page.