Raspberry Pi is one of powerful budget boards you will find for your electronics projects. Open Source design allows for multiple peripherals to be compatible with the board such as sensors and various communication modules. The item we will be focusing on this list will be the Bluetooth module for Raspberry Pi as it is the most commonly used gadget for wireless communication. So take look at these handpicked Bluetooth modules and give us your comments.
10. FORWORD Bluetooth 4.0 HM-10 Master Slave Module (14.99$)
Though this module was originally designed for an Arduino board, it can work with Raspberry PI almost instantly. The small module has the operating frequency of 2.4GHz.
9. HC-05 by ‘Unbranded'(1.69$)
The affordable HC-05 module will suffice for most of your small electronics projects. But like almost anything, there a downside to that cost as the device is prone to failures and often drops the Bluetooth connection to the connected device.
8. DFRobot Bluetooth Module v3(17.95$)
This device has synchronous transfer rate of 1Mbps and operates at 2.4Ghz. The low power device can save the battery life of your project as it requires only 3.3V to operate.
7. RioRand® Bluetooth 4.0(9.99$)
RioRand is one of the best suppliers of equipment for student projects. This Bluetooth module has a range of over 70 meters and is fitted with Texas Instruments CC2540 transceiver chip. This is the smallest module on our list and apart from integrating with Raspberry PI, it can be used in a variety of embedded applications.
6. USPRO® HC-06 Module(8.99$)
HC-06 modules traditionally are low power but can not be used in a master configuration as the HC-05. This module can work on multiple baud rates and is controlled via limited set of AT commands from the Raspberry Pi.
5. Atomic Market HC-06 Module(8.99$)
Atomic Market product has a range of 40 feet and has a default baud rate of 9600. Atomic Market has a variety of different electronic items for your projects and whats good about the manufacturer is that all of the devices are highly reliable. That quality is represented in this module as well since the system rarely drops a connection.
4. JBtek HC-05 Wireless Bluetooth Host Serial Transceiver Module(8.99$)
HC-05 hosts a different firmware to the HC-06. This module can comprehend far more AT commands than any other, so it makes the device easy to configure as per your liking. JBtek product works entirely on 3.3V.
3. Sunkee Wireless Bluetooth RF Transceiver Module (8.84$)
Though this module only has the range of 30 feet it allows 802.11Co-Existence. The device has both 2Mbps and 3Mbps modulation modes & is R0HS compliant.
2. JY-MCU Bluetooth Module by SHANHAI (6.50$)
The short-range Bluetooth module delivers quality signals over super fast speed as it operates at 3Ghz. The module has been reported for no systemic failures and works like a charm specially with Android smartphones.
1. KEDSUM Arduino Wireless Bluetooth Transceiver (9.99$)
The most popular Bluetooth module for a Raspberry Pi board, as its has over 150 reviews and 4.5/5 star rating. The module has a range of over 50ft and thanks to HC-05 firm ware it comprehends a lot of AT commands. Additionally, it comes with its ribbon cable for connecting to other devices.