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Offline XyverTopic starter

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Bluetooth or Wifi??
« on: March 23, 2010, 01:13:39 PM »
I wanna make a robot that has a camera on it, and the best way i can think to do that is to make a bluetooth or something that can have a USB device plugged into it, and transfer the data from that device to my comp.  How hard/expensive/ useful will this be?  I wanna make it a normal USB that can be used for lots of things, then I could use a webcam or my video camera. 

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Re: Bluetooth or Wifi??
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2010, 01:33:21 PM »
I'd look at some of the roborealm tutorials. They have a bit of info on wireless cameras and image processing.

http://www.roborealm.com/tutorials.php
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Re: Bluetooth or Wifi??
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2010, 01:34:51 PM »
I'd have to say bluetooth because you won't have to mess with any sort of network settings.
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Re: Bluetooth or Wifi??
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010, 03:07:23 PM »
Why couldn't you just use a pre-made wireless transmitter made for cameras?
Or does the robot need to use the camera info?
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Re: Bluetooth or Wifi??
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010, 05:49:16 PM »
Well i think it'd be nice if it was just a USB port because then it could be used for anything.... And it would be just like it was plugged into the comp.  So bluetooth it i then? Wifi is more for internet stuff?

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Re: Bluetooth or Wifi??
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2010, 05:29:55 AM »
Wifi isn't really limited to "internet stuff" but that's kind of what it's associated with.
I've never seen a "bluetooth usb forwarder" before, but that doesn't mean they don't exist.

You may want to look into axis wireless cameras. they use wifi and can be viewed/manipulated from a web browser.
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