September 25, 2013

Bluetooth communication between Arduino and a Surface RT tablet

If you're working with Arduino-embedded projects and looking for a way to communicate with Windows 8.1 devices - such as the Microsoft Surface RT tablet then the code and tutorial provided by Michael Osthege will be of great help. Michael has demonstrated how to use an inexpensive Bluetooth module with Arduino-compatible hardware and have it controlled by software running on the tablet.

The Windows side of the project is a Visual Studio 2013 solution and Michael has also provided the Windows store app code to assist getting the app on the tablet. His app demonstrates receiving serial data from the Arduino, and also controlling digital outputs from the tablet - as shown in the following video:

It's great to see Arduinos communicate with new and different platforms, so to find out more visit Michael's MSDN page. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

If you're new to Arduino and want to join the fun, the first step is a solid board for your projects - our Freetronics Eleven - the Arduino-Uno compatible with low-profile USB socket, onboard prototyping space and easy to view LEDs:   

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