BLUETOOTH AND XBEE MODULES (CALLING FOR COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS)

Jan 16, 2012 at 5:19 PM

The lastest SDK has starter alpha drivers for Xbee and bluetooth. It is basically a serial port access. From there, a driver needs to be implemented to handle commands, like BT commands on bluetooth. It would be nice if the driver has high level methods like Bluetooth.Connect("MyPhone", PassWord);

The bluetooth module documentation is already on codeplex under "Main\Modules\GHIElectronics\Bloetooth\Software\".

For xbee, this fourm and codeshare are full of information. I think we have some xbee experts in this community.

Since many have asked on how to contribute to gadgeteer, we are asking the community to write drivers for these 2 modules. We are not setting any rules, you guys decide how you all can share knowledge to write the driver. When it is done and community is happy with it, GHI can move it to gadgeteer's codeplex.

Note that the drivers must be done for general use instead of targeted to a specific use. Others may use the driver differently from how you would. Plus, the driver should be mainboard hardware independent, so it should not use GHI classes that works on GHI devices only. IT should use only the generic Microsoft's classes and libraries.

The discussion is being held at this link:

http://www.tinyclr.com/forum/21/5547/

Jan 16, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Hi Joe,

I'm interested and will be contributing as much as possible for the bluetooth module (GHI one in particular), but will make every attempt to follow the guidance provided so far.

Craig Darling (opticalmess)

Jan 16, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Thank you Craig.

I create a thread on tinyclr forum to discuss the Bluetooth driver over there

http://www.tinyclr.com/forum/21/5552/

Jan 16, 2012 at 9:55 PM

XBee module discussion thread:

http://www.tinyclr.com/forum/21/5553/

Jan 19, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Our community members started a codeplex project to develop XBee drivers. Please let them know if any of you guys is interested to be a contributor in the project:http://www.tinyclr.com/forum/reply/21/5553

Jan 19, 2012 at 6:25 PM

That would be xbee.codeplex.com.