[Coco] Drivewire & Bluetooth

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Mon Dec 22 22:22:39 EST 2014

On Monday 22 December 2014 21:54:13 Bill Nobel did opine
And Gene did reply:
> Ok, let me understand this. are you saying that the coco can do
> bluetooth through rs232?
> Bill Nobel
The clue I think was in the statement that he had a cable running from a 
pack to the bit banger port.  If the BT device was auto-baud, unlike 
Rogers pack, I see no reason why it wouldn't work, using the program pack 
for power supply and housing, but running at the bit-bangers speed.  Then 
the problem is range. My coco3 is in the basement, a good 25 feet of cable 
away, and while I could connect to it using a no-name bt dongle, I could 
not maintain the connection for more than 30 seconds even if I put the 
dongle at the focal point of an alu reflector lamp housing aimed thru the 
floor toward the coco.

> > On Dec 22, 2014, at 7:35 PM, Aaron Wolfe <aawolfe at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > Yes, but some Bluetooth serial adapters work better than others. 
> > This one works well (the "firefly"): 
> > http://gridconnect.com/serial-to-bluetooth.html
> >
A bit pricy. but that is in comparison to already having the cables 
> > You can find much cheaper adapters but YMMV.
> > 
> > I have one of the firefly inside a rompak, powered by the bus.  Works
> > great, and people wonder why on earth I have a cable running out of a
> > rompak and back into the serial port in the back of the coco, so
> > thats fun.
> > 
> > If you have an android device you can use DroidWire with the same
> > setup.
> > 
> > On Dec 22, 2014 8:20 PM, "Bob Devries" <devries.bob at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi All,
> >> 
> >> is it possible to send Drivewire via bluetooth modules?
> >> 
> >> My Coco3 is on the opposite side of my computer room, and running
> >> yet
> > 
> > another cable is problematic.

Then it sounds like this could be a better idea.  The firefly's ragne at 
330 feet would be a huge help since what I have is maybe 10 feet 
> >> Regards, Bob Devries
> >> Dalby, QLD, Australia
> >> 
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Cheers, Gene Heskett
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