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Bluetooth and PDA

Jun 09 2006 | 12:15 pm

Hi. I’m doing a project where it would be very nice to run Max on a PDA and also have Max receive inputs from bluetooth telephones. Does anyone know if this is possible? I don’t have access to the equipment and I don’t want to spend a lot of money on it if it’s impossible.


Jun 09 2006 | 12:42 pm

if you look here

he did something
not on PDA, but on a hacked mobile phone .
I dont remember if it was with max, but certainly he should point you
u in the right direction



Jun 09 2006 | 1:30 pm

On 6/9/06 8:46 AM, "tommaso perego" wrote:


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Gary Lee Nelson
TIMARA Department
Oberlin College

Jun 09 2006 | 2:33 pm

This may not be exactly what you’re looking for, but might be
of interest nontheless.

It’s basically a Java app that runs on a Bluetooth mobile phone
that allows you to control any OSC (OpenSound Control) capable
application, of which Max is one.

also check out



Jun 09 2006 | 3:13 pm

uh? to me not… thank you gary

so easier will be:

and from that page
click on research


Jun 09 2006 | 8:49 pm

Try this link:

It won’t give you Max directly, but in some ways Pure Data is more interesting, if even just from a philisophical point of view. I do remember reading an article about how to get MIDI out of your PDA, is isn’t difficult.

I don’t have a PDA nor have I used the Bluetooth protocol, but it is enticing at times. There are cheaper wireless systems available, so I suspended my research into using Bluetooth. It should be possible to reach a high level of connectivity with Bluetooth (cellphones, computers, etc.), but for some reason the necessary electronics are much more expensive than similar modules without brand-name protocols.


Jun 10 2006 | 5:18 pm

Some Bluetooth devices can communicate in "serial" protocol, compatible
with [serial]. erial-port/

Jun 10 2006 | 9:34 pm

Max won’t run, but its cousin Pd…


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