Arduino Bluetooth Control - Windows Phone, PC, Tablet

This is my first instructable on how to control arduino with bluetooth. The app we will use is Quick Terminal in the Windows App store.

Windows 8.1 and 10:

I'm using an Arduino Uno, you can use any board that you want.

Step 1: Parts:

Step 2: Arduino Sketch & Upload

Upload the following sketch to your Arduino.

Step 3: Assemble the Project.

Assemble this project to match my wiring schematics above.

My setup is a little messy, haha. You can use shorter wires.



Bluetooth = Arduino Pin

BLL VCC = 5v or Vin(USB only power arduinos)


BL Rx = TX pin

BL Tx = Rx pin



Component = Arduino Pin

Led + = pin 13

Led - =GND

If you don't have a Led, you can just use the arduino's led.

Step 4: Bluetooth Pair and Search

1. Install Quick Terminal App from Windows Store. You need either Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.


2.Pair your device to your laptop.

The initial pair only has to be done one time.

Most passcodes are 1234 or 0000.

3.Open Quick Terminal and search for your device. As in picture, above.

Step 5: It Works!!!!!

Send the "on" command and your LEDs should turn on. Then send the "off" command and then your LEDs will turn off.

You can add more commands to the arduino code to control more things using bluetooth.

If you have any questions or comments, place them below.



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    5 Discussions

    Mohammed MazedH

    2 years ago

    " Quick Terminal " for Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.But Windows Xp which program you recommend. .


    3 years ago on Introduction

    You might ant to fix this:

    Send the "on" command and your LEDs should turn off [you mean ON] Then send the "off" command and then your LEDs will turn off.

    Gonna give it a try, have all the parts needed

    1 reply