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Hello. I came here to ask if I could pair this: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H07UJL6/ref=pe_385040_30332200_TE_item With my Wifi Pineapple MK5's UART serial port. I would like to do this as first of all, controlling the pineapple from Wifi connection eats lots of precious phone battery power and second, I want to make an app on my phone to control the pineapple.

I have some questions however, before i attempt this. I have consulted the Wiki prior to this and i think it will all work but I just want to get some second opinions.

So here are my questions:

  • What baud-rate does the pineapples serial port run at? (Needed to know so I can set the baud-rate the BT device talks at with AT commands)
  • Will I need to do and logic shifting for the the serial data? (Needed to know so I don't fry the pineapple nor the BT device)
  • Will the Pineapple supply in the range of 3.3 to 6V to run the BT slave from its serial port?
  • Am I missing anything else?

Any and ALL help is greatly appreciated and thanks for taking time to look at my post!

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Best bet is to attach Pineapple to an Arduino device via the expansion bus, serial port or as a USB serial device. Pros and cons for each method of connection. Then you can just worry about interfacing the Arduino to the bluetooth device.

Expansion bus has a 3.3v line, USB runs at 5V, not 100% sure how the serial works to be honest (there is a 3.3v pin, but I never connect to it - not sure if that is 3.3v in/out... will need to do some digging),

Serial is running a 115200, I believe.

Personally, I'd be tempted to just use a USB bluetooth dongle. If you must go the breakout board / Arduino route look into the Adafruit stuff - much better quality and should have some detailed tutorials.

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