I'd like to add a unit for wireless control to our class that uses our Parallax 'bots (we use all models but Arlo). I'm not sure what to buy.
Does anyone have a list of what combinations work? I've gotten lost on what is available for:
iPads, Chromebooks, Android, iPhones, Win and Mac.
xBee, BlueTooth module and the new Parallax WiFi module.
BoeBot, ActivityBot, ActivityBot WX, ShieldBot and Scribbler3?
SPIN, PropC and Blockly (code examples or tutorials)
I think that is 6*3*5*3 = 270 combos.
n.b. for future forum searchers: info below is mock-up, not truth
First, it would be good to have some basic advice like:
If you have ActivityBots then a good route is to buy part # and download the xxx app for Android phones. Then go through the tutorial at www...
If you have S3s then a good option is ...
If your student devices are iPads then your best option is S3s and the WiFi module part #123, coded by BlocklyProp on the iPads.
Then follow with more details and options like the following, probably laid out in a table on a web page.
Bluetooth -- Use Parallax part #. These can be controlled by Android or iPhone (but not iPad or Chromebook). Code samples available for SPIN and ASM. Reference www.learn.parallax.com/pagexxx.
WiFi -- Use Parallax part #. These can be controlled by iPad. Code for this combination is available in ASM and SPIN but not C (www.obex...). Reference www.learn.parallax.com/pagexxx. Alternate: xBee modules will also work if you use part #x or #y (not #z) plus the footprint adapter part #a (See www.blah).
S3 best option is the xxx controlled by yyy device. Keep your eyes open for a zzz option expected in 2017.
In the meantime, what is good option of hardware to buy for Android control of ActivityBot WX for students using PropC and BlocklyProp (not SPIN).