The first item is an Arduino Uno, to replace the Diecimila that got left in Montreal with the Laser projects. It's an Arduino - it works like Arduinos do.
The other thing I got though was a JY-MCU Bluetooth serial adapter, which promises to be a lot of fun to mess with. First though, I wanted to make sure it works, so I need a simple USB TTL serial interface. This is where the Arduino comes in handy, although in a slightly unorthodox fashion.
|Arduino Uno without the chip but as a USB serial |
adapter - however, in this picture I had Rx and Tx swapped
With this setup I successfully managed to send data (using my Mac) from BT to USB and back; using screen as a terminal emulator.
I am looking forward to messing with all this again.
|View of the labels for the BT adapter.|
This being said, other projects are getting back on track, too. The (actually work-related) microphone array will get some well-deserved attention again. And finally, I have been roped into helping out with the next edition of the Journée « Science & Musique » that is being organized here at IRISA/INRIA Rennes. For now I am just helping out a little with the website (the old one can be seen here) but probably I'll get more involved with some of the exhibits as well. My atrocious french is a problem, but we'll see what happens.