BlueTooth Comms Hack For The Bioloid CM-5

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Post by Freeze » Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:45 pm

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Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:45 pm

cdraptor wrote:Pev

Thanks for the info, I will check out stuff on your site. I figured you could use the bluesmirf like you would the Zig, but wanted to check. I'm looking to setup control from my PowerBook laptop - actually looking forward to programming some bluetooth routines. I may be dropping you a line on the forums for info. My main area of concern is the hardware side of things.


Any luck with a powerbook, bluetooth and the bioloid? I haven't seen this attempted elsewhere. I'd like to use my G4 in this way. Maybe with an interface something like this for the mac.

Macs have built in bluetooth and is pretty capable.
cdraptor wrote:Pev

Thanks for the info, I will check out stuff on your site. I figured you could use the bluesmirf like you would the Zig, but wanted to check. I'm looking to setup control from my PowerBook laptop - actually looking forward to programming some bluetooth routines. I may be dropping you a line on the forums for info. My main area of concern is the hardware side of things.


Any luck with a powerbook, bluetooth and the bioloid? I haven't seen this attempted elsewhere. I'd like to use my G4 in this way. Maybe with an interface something like this for the mac.

Macs have built in bluetooth and is pretty capable.
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Post by trey3670 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:07 pm

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Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:07 pm

well to keep things up to date here is where I am at following the tutorial at sparkfun.
when I connect and type in +++ the cursor simply returns to the begining of the line and no response from module.
the red light on module lights up when power is applied and the green one stays solid when I connect with it.

this is using lynxterm
well to keep things up to date here is where I am at following the tutorial at sparkfun.
when I connect and type in +++ the cursor simply returns to the begining of the line and no response from module.
the red light on module lights up when power is applied and the green one stays solid when I connect with it.

this is using lynxterm
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Post by Pev » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:14 am

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Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:14 am

Trey,

What baud rate is the module set to and what baud rate is the terminal session set to?

Pev
Trey,

What baud rate is the module set to and what baud rate is the terminal session set to?

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Post by trey3670 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:01 am

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Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:01 am

pev
as per the tutorial at sparkfun the terminal is set at 9600,that is supposed to be the modules default baud
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as per the tutorial at sparkfun the terminal is set at 9600,that is supposed to be the modules default baud
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Post by Pev » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:28 am

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Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:28 am

trey3670 wrote:pev
as per the tutorial at sparkfun the terminal is set at 9600,that is supposed to be the modules default baud


Trey,

Ok cool - but that is why BioBlue is not working. The Bioloid interface is locked to 57600 baud when using the Bluesmirf so bioblue sets the com port to 57600 baud when it connects. To get BioBlue to work you will have to set the Bluesmirf to 57600 as per the Sparkfun tutorial (on the old modules they gave an example of setting it to 57600 baud in the quick start guide pdf).

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trey3670 wrote:pev
as per the tutorial at sparkfun the terminal is set at 9600,that is supposed to be the modules default baud


Trey,

Ok cool - but that is why BioBlue is not working. The Bioloid interface is locked to 57600 baud when using the Bluesmirf so bioblue sets the com port to 57600 baud when it connects. To get BioBlue to work you will have to set the Bluesmirf to 57600 as per the Sparkfun tutorial (on the old modules they gave an example of setting it to 57600 baud in the quick start guide pdf).

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Post by MOHIT JINDAL » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:49 am

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Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:49 am

Hi Pev;
I purchased the BlueSmirf Gold and connected it to CM510. I tried to connect it with my DELL inspiron Laptop but only RED light blinks. Yellow light is OFF. I have to buy a Bluetooth Dongle ? :roll:
Hi Pev;
I purchased the BlueSmirf Gold and connected it to CM510. I tried to connect it with my DELL inspiron Laptop but only RED light blinks. Yellow light is OFF. I have to buy a Bluetooth Dongle ? :roll:
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Post by limor » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:35 am

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Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:35 am

MOHIT JINDAL wrote:Hi Pev;
I purchased the BlueSmirf Gold and connected it to CM510. I tried to connect it with my DELL inspiron Laptop but only RED light blinks. Yellow light is OFF. I have to buy a Bluetooth Dongle ? :roll:

First just power the bluesmirf and see that it is discoverable on your laptop or mobile phone. then pair the laptop and create the virtual com port and follow stuff that was on this thread and others
MOHIT JINDAL wrote:Hi Pev;
I purchased the BlueSmirf Gold and connected it to CM510. I tried to connect it with my DELL inspiron Laptop but only RED light blinks. Yellow light is OFF. I have to buy a Bluetooth Dongle ? :roll:

First just power the bluesmirf and see that it is discoverable on your laptop or mobile phone. then pair the laptop and create the virtual com port and follow stuff that was on this thread and others
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Post by Pev » Thu May 03, 2012 3:56 pm

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Thu May 03, 2012 3:56 pm

Sorry have been sidetracked by my Nao work recently (well for the last 18 months) but have just started to get back with my old Bioloid kit (am building a hexapod). Anyhow, as Limor said the important first step is to make sure that your laptop and bluesmirf are paired and that your laptop sees it as a virtual com port. After that it should be pretty much as per the rest of the thread.

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Sorry have been sidetracked by my Nao work recently (well for the last 18 months) but have just started to get back with my old Bioloid kit (am building a hexapod). Anyhow, as Limor said the important first step is to make sure that your laptop and bluesmirf are paired and that your laptop sees it as a virtual com port. After that it should be pretty much as per the rest of the thread.

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