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blittled
10-24-2009, 08:29 AM
I have a Boe-Bot using a EB500 which I am trying to connect to a Propeller Driven EasyBT as a remote control: I use the following code where the address in the con is the EasyBT address. I cannot get the EB500 to connect to the EasyBT.





PAUSE 1000 'WAIT FOR the eb500 radio TO be ready
'Connect to the remote device
SEROUT SendPin ,84,["con 00:17:a0:01:57:3b",CR]
SERIN ReceivePin,84,[WAIT("ACK",CR)]
'Wait for the connection to be established and switch to data mode
WaitForConnection:
IF IN5 = 0 THEN WaitForConnection
HIGH 6
PAUSE 300




I also wrote a routine to list visible bluetooth devices and the EB500 does see the EasyBT but does not connect.



'{$STAMP BS2}
szData VAR Byte(20)
'Wait for the eb500 radio to be ready
PAUSE 1000

'Get local Bluetooth Addresses
SEROUT 1,84,["lst visible",CR]
SERIN 0,84,[WAIT("ACK",CR)]

'Read the local address from the get command
SERIN 0,84,[STR szData\17]
SERIN 0,84,[WAIT(CR,">")]
szData(17) = 0
DEBUG "Local addresses: ",STR szData\17,CR


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$WMc%
10-24-2009, 09:48 AM
blittled

I have found that the eb500 has some issues. I'd try searching the more related BOE/Robot forums for some help with the eb500. I finally got my eb500 to work
with windows after 4 days of aggravation, Only to find it did not have the range I needed.

Parallax supposedly has a WiFi gimmick coming out early next year. This is what I'm waiting on. WiFi

From what I here, This is being engineered in house at Parallax with a dedicated engineer on the project so it should work pretty good when released.


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Bill Chennault
10-24-2009, 12:21 PM
blittled--

Basically, what $WMc% said.

I have both the eb500, purchased from Parallax, and the eb501, purchased from A7 Engineering which manufactured both. It is impossible to get support from A7, although in the early days I managed to get a bit, but very, very slowly. On the other hand, Parallax always provided excellent support for the eb500 I bought from them. (I do not think they offer it or support it now, though. Could be wrong on the latter.)

Like $WMc% mentioned, I too am waiting on the WiFi module. I believe it will add an entire magnitude of capabilities to our Stamp-based machines as it will open the door to a real computing environment which is vastly different than a microcontroller environment. I believe the WiFi module will make Stamps ever more popular as the problem of computational intensive navigation and decision making can be off-loaded to a machine designed to handle such tasks while the microcontroller handles the low-level decisions and the I/O.

Sounds like an unbeatable combination to me.

--Bill

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