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jbozee
jbozee • Feb 13, 2009

How to control a ceiling fan with any bluetooth device (e.g a mobile phone)?

am a student. and i need to know if it is possible to control a ceiling fan with any bluetooth device (e.g a mobile phone). and how can this be done. i would really appreciate a reply.thanks
rohit330
rohit330 • Feb 15, 2009
I've heard about kind of idea..But its not BT. Instead an Ir sensor is connected to the fan/light, provided the mobile phone supports ir connectivity.
icehari
icehari • Feb 15, 2009
you can use the concept of controlling/changing tv channels with the infra red remote.
gohm
gohm • Feb 15, 2009
Yep, IR would be the way to go. I know a house that has a ceiling fan/light with a remote control for fan speed and light.
priyank_180
priyank_180 • Feb 16, 2009
You can use IR sensor used in tv control system.
angel.reign07
angel.reign07 • Mar 5, 2009
jbozee
am a student. and i need to know if it is possible to control a ceiling fan with any bluetooth device (e.g a mobile phone). and how can this be done. i would really appreciate a reply.thanks
That is a impressive idea nor propose that you can control a ceiling fan with a device using a bluetooth.. That is my first time i heard about that controlling a ceiling fan by bluetooth (mobile phone):




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Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Mar 5, 2009
gohm
Yep, IR would be the way to go. I know a house that has a ceiling fan/light with a remote control for fan speed and light.
Oh, when did you vist my house? *wide grin*

Yeah, IR would be the easiest, but remember that mobile phones equipped with IR (more specifically, IrDA.. under 1m) is not long range and is more directional. If your okay with those issues, then stick with IR 😀

If you can get hold of a bluetooth module, you can interface it with a microcontroller to operate with simple commands. Bluetooth has longer ranges and is omni directional.
binu_ji
binu_ji • Mar 11, 2009
yes its possible to control the Electrical devices through bluetooth from mobile. Check this thread.
https://www.crazyengineers.com/forum...uetooth-nokia-mobile-phones-full-project.html

YourTechMate
YourTechMate • Mar 12, 2009
Are you going to send some data to your fan? You know the answer right. So, Bluetooth implementation doesnt makes much sense. We never send BINARY data like on or off signals with bluetooth.

yes, If you are looking to innovate or invent some implementation of bluetooth technology , than it sounds ok. Else if you are looking some remote controlled solution for your home fan, than there are already IR kits available in market which could be assembled and installed at your home.

If you agree with the above thought you can post comment on my blog as well.
slipfriction
slipfriction • Mar 13, 2009
I noticed you said you're a student so let me tell you how I would do it. I would use the Atmel AT76C551 bluetooth controller, it might be too powerful for such a project but why not? You could always put a bluetooth speaker phone in your ceiling fan! You would have to write an application for the mobile phone for which I recommend Java. The firmware and circuitry would be very complicated for a simple ceiling fan controller, who knows........you could maybe adapt it to something commercial, like controlling a whole warehouse (worth of ceiling fans) from a mobile phone or laptop. Cheers!
tirevn
tirevn • Apr 8, 2009
Does anyone know how to do this yet? I have a blackberry curve and a mac with bluetooth and it would be amazing to be able to turn the ceiling fan on and off without having to point the remote directly at the bottom of the fan when you're 2 feet away.

The idea of bluetooth isn't just to send data, it is also to control things from up to 30 ft from the device you want to control.
yosha77
yosha77 • Apr 9, 2009
If you want to develop a new tool which will be different from others and cost saving as well than we are looking forward to that otherwise there are many home controlling equipments which can be used to do such kind of commands with single button.

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priti00
priti00 • Apr 10, 2009
Boy you guys are coming with some great ideas and suggestion. I just read a thread on the mobile jammers and now controlling fan with mobile phone.

This one will be really impressive. But I heard that such kind of tools and equipment already present in the market.
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thats a impressive idea
vyas_hetul
vyas_hetul • Apr 22, 2009
jbozee
am a student. and i need to know if it is possible to control a ceiling fan with any bluetooth device (e.g a mobile phone). and how can this be done. i would really appreciate a reply.thanks
if u have a details about it then pls mail me i want to take this in my project of final year of electrical engg thanks..........hetul vyas:
ShrinkDWorld
ShrinkDWorld • Apr 22, 2009
vyas_hetul=>
if u have a details about it then pls mail me i want to take this in my project of final year of electrical engg thanks..........hetul vyas:
hey keep in mind that you are reqested to keep your discution here as it is also useful to others.
James Reynold
James Reynold • Sep 10, 2011
i think a sensor can do this job.just like a sound sensor used in lights
srishty swaraj
srishty swaraj • Feb 25, 2015
i have recently decided to work on a project i.e. smart home. and i am beginning it with how to control ceiling fan with a bluetooth device or a mobile phone, can i get some idea.....
Jeffrey Arulraj
Jeffrey Arulraj • Feb 25, 2015
srishty swaraj
i have recently decided to work on a project i.e. smart home. and i am beginning it with how to control ceiling fan with a bluetooth device or a mobile phone, can i get some idea.....
So what are the functions of a ceiling fan are you trying to control?

Cos in a ceiling fan you have two options one is speed control and the other is turning on and off of the fan?
mark lafay
mark lafay • Mar 25, 2015
This has been done. www.fanimation.com/fansync. Let me know if you ahve any questions.
Alex Brown
Alex Brown • May 7, 2015
Hey, Mark is right! Fanimation has the Fansync that uses your phone to control your ceiling fan. Here's an easy How To Install A Fansync article, and a youtube video on how to install one.

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