Posts with «bluetooth le» label

A Well-Chronicled Adventure in Tiny Robotics

Some of us get into robotics dreaming of big heavy metal, some of us go in the opposite direction to build tiny robots scurrying around our tabletops. Our Hackaday.io community has no shortage of robots both big and small, each an expression of its maker’s ideals. For 2018 Hackaday Prize, [Bill Weiler] entered his vision in the form of Project Johnson Tiny Robot.

[Bill] is well aware of the challenges presented by working at a scale this small. (If he wasn’t before, he certainly is now…) Forging ahead with his ideas on how to build a tiny robot, and it’ll be interesting to see how they pan out. Though no matter the results, he has already earned our praise for setting aside the time to document his progress in detail and share his experience with the community. We can all follow along with his discoveries, disappointments, and triumphs. Learning about durometer scale in the context of rubber-band tires. Exploring features and limitations of Bluetooth hardware and writing code for said hardware. Debugging problems in the circuit board. And of course the best part – seeing prototypes assembled and running around!

As of this writing, [Bill] had just completed assembly of his V2 prototype which highlighted some issues for further development. Given his trend of documenting and sharing, soon we’ll be able to read about diagnosing the problems and how they’ll be addressed. It’s great to have a thoroughly documented project and we warmly welcome his robot to the ranks of cool tiny robots of Hackaday.io.

First Look: Bean+ Microcontroller Adds Greater Range, Better Battery, and More

Today Punch Through Design launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new Bluetooth LE Arduino-compatible microcontroller board the Bean+.

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The Light Blue Bean, now on Windows

Punch Through Design has announced the beta release of its long awaited Bean Loader application for Windows 8, so you can now program your Bean directly from your Windows desktop.

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The Light Blue Bean Goes Mobile

Today the Light Blue Bean just because the first Arduino compatible board to allow you to write, compile, and then upload a sketch directly from your iPad.

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MAKE » Arduino 19 Nov 18:00

Rune wirelessly rocking Maker Faire Trondheim

Originally prototyped using an Arduino, Aalberg Audio's guitar delay pedal and Bluetooth LE remote control now looks like a product, not a prototype.

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New on the Shed—the Light Blue Bean

We looked at Punch Through Design's Light Blue Bean before, but now the hardware is shipping. Get yours from the Maker Shed.

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New Project: Facebook Flagger—Notifications over Bluetooth LE using the Light Blue Bean

Building hardware is exciting because you get to interact with the "real world". In this project you will use the LightBlue Bean to receive notifications from Facebook and Twitter

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Hands on with the Light Blue Bean

We took an initial look at Punch Through Design's Light Blue Bean when they opened for pre-orders. Now we have our hands on the hardware it's time to take a closer look.

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The Bluetooth LE doc-a-thon at ITP Camp

Getting started using Bluetooth LE is much harder than it should be, and that a lot of great work people are doing is getting dropped on the floor, or worse yet done again. We decided to sit down and do something about that.

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3D-Printed Smart Watch Wins Our Arduino Challenge, Heading to Maker Faire Rome

Arduino-compatible brain, Bluetooth LE connectivity, 3D-printed case, and open-source design.

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MAKE » Arduino 02 May 22:21