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Control an Arduino Project with an Android Phone via Bluetooth

We love a good Arduino-based project around here. Now, thanks to this handy guide, it’s easy to add a remote control to the project via Bluetooth and controlled by an Android phone.

Instructable’s user Thomas was looking for a cheap and quick way to add in Bluetooth-based control to his Arduino project.

To that end he used a very inexpensive (less than $10) module to add in Bluetooth capabilities and then whipped up a little code to get the phone talking to his Arduino board. Hit up the link below for the full run down of the process and tips on integrating Bluetooth into your project.

Androino! Control Arduino from Android with Bluetooth [via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/13/12

Comments (2)

  1. Indy

    This is a great how-to! I can’t wait to try this out with my projects! Thanks!

  2. Camper

    This looks good. I have an IPhone. Well this work with my IPhone?

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