I have built the code to control my Arduino based robot, but the Infra Red (IR) technology seems too flaky, so I want to start down the bluetooth path. What I need to understand is what kind of controller technology I need to connect to the board, what to use to control the robot remotely and how to connect the two so they communicate well. Recommendations?
Hi Bob, Thanks for joining the Lab! I also don’t recommend the IR for that type of project. It will lose the connection very easily. If you want to use bluetooth instead, you will need a bluetooth application that connects to your Arduino and sends the bluetooth commands. I’ve created this tutorial that covers something similar to what you are looking for: http://randomnerdtutorials.com/arduino-control-2-dc-motors-via-bluetooth/ How’s your robot? Does your robot only have two motors? Thanks, Rui