jbozee
jbozee
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07 May 2015

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

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10 years ago
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

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10 years ago
you can use the concept of controlling/changing tv channels with the infra red remote.
gohm

gohm

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10 years ago
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

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10 years ago
You can use IR sensor used in tv control system.
angel.reign07

angel.reign07

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10 years ago
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

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10 years ago
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

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10 years ago
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

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10 years ago
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

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10 years ago
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

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9 years ago
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

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9 years ago
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

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9 years ago
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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vinod12345madhu

vinod12345madhu

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9 years ago
thats a impressive idea
vyas_hetul

vyas_hetul

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9 years ago
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: <removed>
ShrinkDWorld

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9 years ago
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: <removed>
hey keep in mind that you are reqested to keep your discution here as it is also useful to others.
James Reynold

James Reynold

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7 years ago
i think a sensor can do this job.just like a sound sensor used in lights
srishty swaraj

srishty swaraj

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4 years ago
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

Electronics and Communication
4 years ago
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

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3 years ago
This has been done. www.fanimation.com/fansync. Let me know if you ahve any questions.
Alex Brown

Alex Brown

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3 years ago
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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