Wednesday, 4 September 2019

How to control LED via Bluetooth and Arduino

I will cover how to set up Arduino, upload the code, test in serial mode, then test using Android app.

Things required:

1. Arduino Uno board
2. Jumper wires
3. HC-05
4. LED


1. Make the following connections:

Arduino                              HC-05
TX              ====>             TX
RX              ====>             RX
5V              ====>             VCC
GND           ====>             GND

LED short wire ====>       GND of Arduino
LED long wire ====>         pin 8 of Arduino

2. Temporarily remove the TX and RX from the HC-05.



3. Upload the following code:

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void setup() {
Serial.begin(9600);
 pinMode(8, OUTPUT); // put your setup code here, to run once:
 }

void loop() {
  // put your main code here, to run repeatedly:
 if(Serial.available()>0)
   {     
      char data= Serial.read(); // reading the data received from the bluetooth module
      switch(data)
      {
        case 'a': digitalWrite(8, HIGH);break; // when a is pressed on the app on your smart phone
        case 'b': digitalWrite(8, LOW);break; // when b is pressed on the app on your smart phone
        default : break;
      }
      Serial.println(data);
   }
   delay(50);

}
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4. Replace the TX and RX cables as above.

5. Open serial monitor in Arduino program.

6. Change Baud rate to 9600 and select 'no line ending'.

7. Enter a to turn LED on, enter b to turn LED off.


Using via Bluetooth app. I use Bluetooth Terminal

8. Swap the TX and RX cables around on the Arduino.

9. Pair up using Bluetooth app.

10. Enter a in app to turn LED on, enter b in app to turn LED off.

There is a video showing this in action here:


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