Get ready for the third installment of our DMA HOW-TO series on Arduino™ and wireless robotics! Digital Media Academy’s HOW-TO series is hosted by industry professionals and DMA instructors. Learn at your own pace—for FREE. The host of this HOW-TO series on Arduino™ robotics is DMA Instructor Sam Jaffe.


In DMA HOW-TO: Wireless Robotics Using Arduino and Bluetooth, Part 1 we showed you how to use breakout boards to help you connect a Bluetooth® module to an Arduino™ board. Last week, in DMA HOW-TO: Wireless Robotics Using Arduino and Bluetooth, Part 2 we explored the basics of Arduino™, as well as the importance of Serial. In today’s HOW-TO we work with Processing, and approach our final step in controlling an Arduino™ robot via a Bluetooth® wireless connection.

Arduino™ Robotics, Part 3:

What You’ll Learn in this Video:

  • Importing and using the Serial library
  • How to initialize a Bluetooth® serial port
  • Sending test data to check connections between serial port, Bluetooth® device and Arduino™
  • Using the keyPressed and keyReleased functions
  • Assigning Arduino™ functions to certain keys


Arduino to the Max
We hope you’re enjoying this series on Arduino™ and wireless robotics. DMA HOW-TOs are a great way to get a fast overview of today’s top tech software, like Arduino™. But if you’re really into robots, consider spending a week or two this summer at one of Digital Media Academy’s robotics tech camps in US and Canada.

Students in DMA’s Robotics & Electrical Engineering with Arduino camp get to design and build their perfect robot. Then they match them against each other in sumo robot competitions to see who builds the baddest bot!