Has anyone thought about hooking espruino to the net using bluetooth tethering? Anyone having an idea on what would it take to make this happen?
I'm not sure how it'd work - my understanding is that bluetooth tethering uses modem-like AT commands. If they're similar to the ESP8266's commands then there might be a possibility without doing too much work, but I'm not sure that's actually the case.
Someone would have to do a bit more research - but I'm not sure how useful it is... I imagine bluetooth tethering will die out quite soon.
I think about Bluetooth PAN as a way to get espruino on the net. Having a server with a bluetooth dongle for supporting PAN would suffice.
I am also not sure how does it actually work under the hood (yet).
How is it going? Have anybody figured it out yet?
It would be nice to use the puck.js as a mini web server. Is it then possible to make a web crawler out of it?
I think this question might have been about standard Bluetooth, which is slightly different.
Puck.js is Bluetooth LE, and since Bluetooth LE itself doesn't connect to the internet you need a 'bridge'. Right now you can do that using the Espruino Hub software though: http://www.espruino.com/Puck.js+HTTP+Proxy
However it is quite limited at the moment because there are only around 20 bytes available for the URL and the returned data, and you can't make Puck.js a server.
At some point I'll add IPv6 to Puck.js, and then with the correct hub software you'll have full internet access - but Bluetooth LE is not a fast radio standard, so internet access via BLE will always be slow. Something like a Web Crawler should really be done over WiFi - not only would BLE be slow, but you'd run down the battery in no time at all!
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