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Robot C + Bluetooth Dongle 
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Post Robot C + Bluetooth Dongle
Is there a bluetooth dongle that can be used with vista? The one I have worked with XP but doesn't work with vista.

Also, I'm trying to communicate with the NXT brick via bluetooth. Are there any example ROBOT C programs out there that'll let you communicate between the PC and the NXT? Something like a program that'll echo back the characters typed into hyper terminal would be great.

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The LEGO recommended USB Bluetooth Device Is the Abe UB22S USB Bluetooth Dongle:
http://www.abe-hk.com/english/products/ ... b12-22.htm

I'm not sure about other compatibility with other dongles... but ROBOTC uses the same bluetooth 'Fantom' protocols as NXT-G does... so if it works with NXT-G, it'll work with ROBOTC.

As for PC to NXT communication, ROBOTC does not support communication back to the PC other than the data you retrieve from the debugger. This may change in the future, but is currently a low priority feature.

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Post Re: Robot C + Bluetooth Dongle
If we could get data back to the PC via bluetooth, I think that would open up many educational applications for RobotC and NXT. Right now Texas Instruments sells several sensors for their TI-83/84 calculators that allow you to gather data for use in math and science classrooms. If we could get data from the NXT in realtime, we could use the NXT for all the labs that the TI community has already dreamed up. To me, this seems like a high priority from a marketing standpoint. Just a thought...


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Post Re: Robot C + Bluetooth Dongle
Bought a TRUST BT 2400p dongle ( € 18 ) today for WinXp . Installed the 'drivers' -> PC was able to make a link with the brick and the brick found my PC. But with Robot C i couldn't establish a connection !!

Then i found out it was the Toshiba bluetooth stack that came with the dongle. Uninstalled the Toshiba stack and
used the default Windows bluetooth stack instead !

Everything works fine now !

Will try tomorrow on my sons PC ( Vista )

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Post Re: Robot C + Bluetooth Dongle
This page on the LEGO Mindstorms site has a compatibility matrix: http://mindstorms.lego.com/overview/Bluetooth.aspx

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Post Re: Robot C + Bluetooth Dongle
michael714 wrote:
If we could get data back to the PC via bluetooth, I think that would open up many educational applications for RobotC and NXT. Right now Texas Instruments sells several sensors for their TI-83/84 calculators that allow you to gather data for use in math and science classrooms. If we could get data from the NXT in realtime, we could use the NXT for all the labs that the TI community has already dreamed up. To me, this seems like a high priority from a marketing standpoint. Just a thought...

ROBOTC already has a data logging feature. And commands to upload the datalog stored on the NXT in a EXCEL compatible CSV (comma separated file) file. But I don't think it gets much use.


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Post Re: Robot C + Bluetooth Dongle
on the contrary i have found the data logging functions very useful and i use them all the time. The only issue is putting the data obtained into a usable form but using the ability to specify data point type and using macros in Excel this issue is easily resolved

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