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Best bluetooth module for Arduino

Asked by Jason
on 8 Sep 2013
Latest activity Commented on by Harrison Idornigie on 16 Apr 2016
Hi all,
I have posted this on the arduino forum as well.
I am doing a rather interesting project whereby I will control a scale model wheel chair by using brain waves. I am analyzing these brainwaves in MATLAB and based on what the analysis output is, I need to send a command from MATLAB through Bluetooth to an Arduino board in order to control servo motors.
Now I have been mostly reading up on BLUESMiRF and the HC-05 modules, but I am open to suggestion.
My main concerns are whether the bluetooth modules will be able to receive the data from MATLAB. I do not have much experience at Arduino at all so any help would be greatly appreciated.
I would like to make sure I buy the correct module that will be able to link with MATLAB. Is it possible for someone to advise me of which modules would work?

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New enough versions of MATLAB have a bluetooth Simulink module.

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Answer by Rolfe Dlugy-Hegwer on 12 Sep 2013

First, to make sure we understand, let's confirm what you are trying to accomplish:
  1. Gathering sensor data on your host computer
  2. Using MATLAB to process the sensor data and create appropriate control outputs
  3. Using a wireless channel to send the control data to Arduino
  4. Using Arduino to control some type of actuator, such as a servo motor

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