If you're like me, you nearly always carry your phone or are frequently at a computer. I often find it more convenient when I can interact with the things around me like the garage doors, car starter, sprinklers, electric blankets, holiday decorations, etc. via my phone or computer.
It is relatively easy to Bluetooth enable many devices. These instructions will explain how I Bluetooth enabled my garage doors and car starter. The implementation is quite generic. Similar techniques could be used to Bluetooth enable many other things too.
The Bluetooth board that was used has at least six different connections that could each possibly control a different thing.
There is a corresponding free Android application that you can download; Daisy On/Off
. It allows dynamically creating, labeling, and configuring multiple buttons so that you can easily control the various things that are Bluetooth enabled.
There are risks associated with wireless control and modifying any equipment. You assume full responsibility and associated risks related to your use of this information.Materials:
You can also buy a kit
with all components. For more information, check our website at http://daisyworks.netTools:
Soldering iron and solder
In addition to the above materials and tools, you will need an Android device to utilize the corresponding Android Daisy On/Off
application for interacting with the Bluetooth module. Alternatively, there are links to the simple commands
so that applications for other types of Bluetooth devices can be created. For example, you could control the Bluetooth module from a laptop or PC that is Bluetooth enabled. Apple 'i' product hardware has restricted Bluetooth access and would have to proxy through another device like a PC. Not a difficult task, but another hoop to have to jump through - choice is a good thing.