I’m familiar with the Arduino UNO’s, but new to Bees. I’m currently looking at using a SeeedStudio Bluetooth Bee w / ATmega168 for a small project. I need it to take serial in from a hacked product (low baud rate) and I’d like it to also output to an 8 bit shift register to control 8 LEDs.
I intend to also get the XBee Carrier to program the Bee, but I’d like to use the stand alone bee without the carrier in the finished project. If I do this can I use the Rx of the bee to take in the hacked data? Or do I have to use another soft serial like the one being used for the Bluetooth?
As for the 8 bit shift register, I’d like to just shift bit it out, but I2C is acceptable too. But what physical pins on the bee do I use, and what is their reference in the Arduino IDE?
And lastly, can you access/read the signal strength from the Bluetooth in the Arduino, and can you change the 30min reconnect to say 30s?
Thanks for any and all help