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    Bluetooth Mate

    Sparkfun has a really nice Bluetooth shield that “mates” with the Arduino Mini and LilyPad Arduino FTDI programming connector so that you can simply plug it on.

    Bluetooth mate gold >> https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9358
    Bluetooth mate silver >> https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10393

    Step-by-Step connecting to Bluetooth module

    Pair with Bluetooth Device

    Pairing Bluetooth device on Mac >> http://www.rioleo.org/setting-up-the-arduino-pro-mini-and-bluetooth-mate-on-mac.php
    Pairing Bluetooth device on Windows >> http://jondontdoit.blogspot.com/2011/11/bluetooth-mate-tutorial.html

    – power your circuit and the light on your Bluetooth modem should blink red
    – open the Bluetooth preferences of your computer and opt to pair with a new Bluetooth device by pressing the “+” at the bottom of the Bluetooth device list

    – the circuit should show up as a FireFly Bluetooth device with an address similar to this: FireFly-A229
    – press continue to begin pairing process

    – when the attempt to pair with the device fails, opt to connect with pass code by pressing the Passcode Options button at the bottom left of the window

    – type “1234”, which is the generic pass code

    – once successfully paired the light on your BlueSmirf Modem should turn a steady green


    Arduino as Bluetooth HID >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=3310
    Penguin interface >> http://www.plusea.at/?p=4026
    The Gloves project Bluetooth connection >> http://theglovesproject.com/step-11/
    Configuring The RN-42 Bluetooth Module >> http://theglovesproject.com/configuring-the-rn-42-bluetooth-module/

    Bluetooth mate ontop of LilyPad and ArduIMU:

    If you don’t have a “mate” version of the Bluetooth module you can build yourself a connector:

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