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wireless serial into max

September 6, 2010 | 11:39 am

Been trying a few things and its giving me headaches! Just wondered if anyone had done this?

Looked at RF transmitter/receiver pairs which may work, but you seem to need a microcontroller on each end to code/decode so a bit pricey, and people seem to grumble about them.

Playing with a little Wifi module that seems to enable me to send a serial string over UDP, but Max UDP objects seem to want OSC format. (It should send the packet as TCP as well, but still trying to get that going!)

Something like Xbee shield for Arduino might do the trick, but not quite sure again if I need two of them?

I don’t even want to look at Bluetooth, I despise it! (though I think something like the Firefly should do it)

Any ideas gratefully received…


February 5, 2011 | 1:22 pm

Bluetooth is the cheapest and safest option. Drop me an email and will help you to get started!


February 5, 2011 | 1:23 pm

alkopop79 at gmail dot com


February 5, 2011 | 2:08 pm

Have a look at aka.datagram object and you can use udpsend and udpreceive to work with any type of UDP packet. That or use mxj to receive the packets but I haven’t worked that one out myself yet.


February 5, 2011 | 6:16 pm

Wow, 5 months later! Thanks for replies, but I cracked this one in the end with a Wifi module and the sadam.UDP objects.

Yeah Bluetooth serial is easy enough with things like the bluesmirf, but I needed to go through walls etc so no go on that one and I have found it flakey in the past, maybe just because of range. Anyways, I steer clear of Bluetooth these days if I can!


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