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Offline notastrawberryTopic starter

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Making a bluetooth robot controlled with Symbian phone?
« on: May 13, 2011, 09:46:49 AM »
Hello, I'm new here! I'm interested in building a robot that I can control with my Nokia X6 via bluetooth.

Axon is programmed in C, right? But Symbian phone applications are either written in C++, JAVA or QT... will this pose a problem?

From my previous experiences with microcontrollers, I've been burning instructions into the chip. I've had no prior experience with bluetooth or wifi. However, all the complex programming is completed in the Axon, right? So what's left is this application I write?

Basically, I'm looking for a microcontroller that will connect with Symbian. I don't know if that's even possible, seeing how iPhones needed to be hacked to access a foreign bluetooth or relay its signals to a Mac, then to the bluetooth. Please tell me of any leads. Thanks in advance.


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Re: Making a bluetooth robot controlled with Symbian phone?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2011, 10:16:31 AM »
Oops, I realized as long as I attain a hex file, it shouldn't matter which language I program in, right?

And from this topic over here, http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=5037.0] [url]http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=5037.0[/url] I guess it's not possible to use the bluetooth with the X6...

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Re: Making a bluetooth robot controlled with Symbian phone?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011, 11:54:36 AM »
Hello there.

Axon is programmed in C, right? But Symbian phone applications are either written in C++, JAVA or QT... will this pose a problem?
It does not matter if two devices uses different languages to be programmed with. As long as language is able support Bluetooth protocol (and the ones You mentioned CAN) everything's fine.

Basically, I'm looking for a microcontroller that will connect with Symbian.
It's not uC that You will connect with Symbian or Your phone in that matter, it's two Bluetooth modules that are connected together by wireless Bluetooth link.

I don't know if that's even possible, seeing how iPhones needed to be hacked to access a foreign bluetooth or relay its signals to a Mac, then to the bluetooth.
As far as I know Nokia does not restrict Bluetooth to it's own kind only, so You should be fine.

Everything is possible, all depends on Your skill.

Good luck.

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Re: Making a bluetooth robot controlled with Symbian phone?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2011, 09:36:50 AM »
I tried to do it with my axon 2 (through a UART and a bluetooth UART module) and my nokia but I couldn't find a symbian program that I could use already. Not even a single serial terminal to send some chars over bluetooth. It worked fine through the pc but to control it through a phone I just got an android phone and used the "blueterm" app.
Of course you could always write an app in java or python to do it or good luck finding one. I'm lazy :p

 


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