Utilizing short-range communications
Short-range communication typically limits itself to utilization within a building, such as a home. Technologies such as Bluetooth, Zigbee, and Wi-Fi are frequently used for short-range communication. Let’s briefly consider some of these technologies.
When you work with Bluetooth, the network that you set up is frequently called a Personal Area Network (PAN). These networks have extremely short coverage, usually around 30 feet or 10 meters, and normally support peer-to-peer communication. You can find these frequently implemented between phones and other devices such as speakers, headsets, wearables, and automobiles. Some microcontrollers that have onboard Wi-Fi also have Bluetooth capabilities. You will need to read the documentation of the board to find this information. For example, the Arduino MKR WiFi 1010 has an onboard u-blox Nina-W10 chip that gives it Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. As a result, you can write and...