Bluetooth for Robonova-1

Hitec robotics including ROBONOVA humanoid, HSR-8498HB servos, MR C-3024 Controllers and RoboBasic
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Bluetooth for Robonova-1

Post by cbhanukiran » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:40 am

Post by cbhanukiran
Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:40 am

Hi everybody,

I just got a new ROBONOVA-1 for my project. Can I use Bluetooth module provided for ROBONOVA-1 and download all the codes from my Laptop to the robot ??? Or the Bluetooth module is meant for something else ??

And can I use a Java program using Bluetooth library to upload the Object files (bypassing the Robonova software ) ???

Thanks in advance for your time !!! :D
Hi everybody,

I just got a new ROBONOVA-1 for my project. Can I use Bluetooth module provided for ROBONOVA-1 and download all the codes from my Laptop to the robot ??? Or the Bluetooth module is meant for something else ??

And can I use a Java program using Bluetooth library to upload the Object files (bypassing the Robonova software ) ???

Thanks in advance for your time !!! :D
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Post by i-Bot » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:44 am

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Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:44 am

The bluetooth module connects to the ERX/ETX serial port and not the serial port for the PC connection. So it is really designed for remote control within a Robobasic program.
I have had the RN to PC connection working over bluetooth, but it is rather slow because most of the protocol is alternate bytes in each direction. Further complication is that the connection changes serial speed during download. I used a patched RoboNova firmware to get around this but still fairly slow.
You can bypass the robonova download using the direct protocol to the robot from Java or other PC program. You should find protcol details in this forum, else I will hunt it out for you
The bluetooth module connects to the ERX/ETX serial port and not the serial port for the PC connection. So it is really designed for remote control within a Robobasic program.
I have had the RN to PC connection working over bluetooth, but it is rather slow because most of the protocol is alternate bytes in each direction. Further complication is that the connection changes serial speed during download. I used a patched RoboNova firmware to get around this but still fairly slow.
You can bypass the robonova download using the direct protocol to the robot from Java or other PC program. You should find protcol details in this forum, else I will hunt it out for you
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Post by cbhanukiran » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:04 am

Post by cbhanukiran
Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:04 am

Thank you ! But I missed at some parts like 'it is really designed for remote control within a Robobasic program". Please can you be more clear ?

(I am sorry for troubling you with seemingly simple things. But I am not very familiar with serial port or bluetooth technology.)

What I understood is that we can remove the serial port cable completely (forever) and control the robot using Bluetooth alone. Is that right ?

Thank you once again for your time.

Bhanu Kiran C
Thank you ! But I missed at some parts like 'it is really designed for remote control within a Robobasic program". Please can you be more clear ?

(I am sorry for troubling you with seemingly simple things. But I am not very familiar with serial port or bluetooth technology.)

What I understood is that we can remove the serial port cable completely (forever) and control the robot using Bluetooth alone. Is that right ?

Thank you once again for your time.

Bhanu Kiran C
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Post by engineer » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:13 pm

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Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:13 pm

What i-bot meant is that the bluetooth would send move commands but is to slow and subject to errors to program with ,the serial cable connection is needed to program RN. Then depending on which BT you have installed,use sither a palm pilot or laptop to control the robot. I use BIOBLUE since it seems to have the least interference problems at the events and no frequency conflicts since the B/T and control communicate at 2.4Ghtz and lock on to each other. Also the laptop can alter the programming for the site, and keep RN-! in trim.have fun, hope to see you at the games
What i-bot meant is that the bluetooth would send move commands but is to slow and subject to errors to program with ,the serial cable connection is needed to program RN. Then depending on which BT you have installed,use sither a palm pilot or laptop to control the robot. I use BIOBLUE since it seems to have the least interference problems at the events and no frequency conflicts since the B/T and control communicate at 2.4Ghtz and lock on to each other. Also the laptop can alter the programming for the site, and keep RN-! in trim.have fun, hope to see you at the games
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Post by cbhanukiran » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:01 am

Post by cbhanukiran
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:01 am

Thanks a lot "engineer" for the clarification. Hope to see you often.

C Bhanu Kiran
Thanks a lot "engineer" for the clarification. Hope to see you often.

C Bhanu Kiran
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Post by zilllski » Wed May 12, 2010 6:38 am

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Wed May 12, 2010 6:38 am

awesome! cool!
awesome! cool!
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