February 26, 2013

Arduino motor control via Bluetooth

Once again Rui Santos brings us another simple yet useful Arduino tutorial. In his latest instalment he demonstrates how to control an Arduino using text commands over serial via Bluetooth. A lot of people consider this to be difficult, however with the freely-available "Blueterm" Android app you can send and receive text - which an Arduino can easily receive and act upon. For the demonstration Rui controls a DC motor with an L293D motor controller IC which is useful in itself, for example:

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