Tag Archives: Bluetooth

Mobilinkd – Highly mobile packet radio


If you enjoy APRS (the Automatic Packet Reporting System) in US and Canada this device will make your life easier. All you need is the tiny board, your radio and an Android phone.

Introducing the Mobilinkd Bluetooth APRS® TNC. With your radio, your Android phone and this TNC, you have everything you need to get started with APRS — all at a fraction of the cost of a dedicated APRS® radio, and with a better user interface than any APRS® HT on the market.

Mobilinkd – Highly mobile packet radio – [Link]

Bluetooth enabled Door locker using Arduino


Frank Donald @ gadgetronicx.com has build a bluetooth controlled door locker using Arduino. Source code included:

DIY Arduino based lockers can be found plenty in the internet where keypad was used to feed lock input. But this Bluetooth enabled Door locker uses Bluetooth as a medium to connect with the locker and your smart phone to feed input credentials. This locker allows you to lock/unlock your locker without physical touch when you are within the range of Bluetooth communication.

Bluetooth enabled Door locker using Arduino – [Link]

Intel and Banzi presented Arduino 101 and Genuino 101


by Zoe Romano @ blog.arduino.cc:

Today during Opening Conference at Maker Faire Rome, Josh Walden Senior Vice President of Intel Corporation and Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arduino, announced the upcoming release of Arduino 101 (U.S.) and Genuino 101 (outside the U.S.). The board features a 32-bit Intel® Quark™ microcontroller for minimal power consumption, 384 kB of flash memory, 80 kB of SRAM (24kB available for sketches), an integrated DSP sensor hub, Bluetooth* Low Energy radio, and 6-axis combo sensor with accelerometer and gyroscope.

We collaborated with Intel to provide the maker community an affordable learning and development board ideal for entry-level makers and education environments and also the first widely available development board based on the tiny, low-power Intel Curie module.

Intel and Banzi presented Arduino 101 and Genuino 101 – [Link]

Digital Hearing Aid using MKL02Z16VFG4

A hearing aid is a small electronic device worn in or behind the ear that amplifies incoming sounds to help people with hearing impairment. This design features a light and compact hearing aid with a soft touch sensor that allows the user to control the volume and frequency depending on the user’s preference.

This design uses MKL02Z16VFG4, an energy and size efficient microcontroller that serves as the main component of the system. It receives the signals from the sensor and microphone, and then sends the processed signal to the speaker. The system uses two amplifiers, a class AB preamplifier and a class D amplifier, both in small packages as it is desirable for the device. It is also equipped with a sensor using Si1102-A-GM that enables the user to change the volume and frequency with a simple touch. Other components can be added, such as a Bluetooth remote control.

This design is applicable for hearing aids and other sound amplification needs. Its lightweight feature makes it portable for daily usage.

Digital Hearing Aid using MKL02Z16VFG4 – [Link]

Tutorial on the Design & Implementation of an FPGA RGB LED Matrix Driver

In this episode Shahriar and Timo demonstrate the design methodology of an FPGA based 32×32 RGB LED matrix driver. Timo has kindly devoted some of his time to describe the block diagram and the thought process which goes into designing this type of FPGA display driver. The various components of the overall system (PLL, UART, and Display Controller) are shown along with the simulation data. The outputs of the Spartan-6 FPGA board are then measured using a Keysight S-Series oscilloscope. The design of the RGB matrix is also demonstrated using a custom clock interface sent wirelessly to the unit via Bluetooth.

Tutorial on the Design & Implementation of an FPGA RGB LED Matrix Driver – [Link]

DIY Weather Station with Bluetooth


by Matej Blagšič @ instructables.com:

Recently I attended a course in our University of Electrical Engineering and we were making ourselves a small weather station. It included learning about soldering, sensors and arduino. It was super fun making it with little kids and other high school kids my age. I will show you how you can build it yourself, what components do you need and explain you the code and how can you upgrade it with more sensors.

DIY Weather Station with Bluetooth – [Link]

Even a small figurine can play a big performance


New aerial from 2J will surely not surprise you by its size, however features of the antenna are worth noticing.

2JW035 antenna measures only 52,5mm and is intended for WiFi and Bluetooth devices in 2.4 a 5GHz bands. The gain is 5dBi and the VSWR value is below 2.6:1. A big advantage of this antenna is a possibility of its versatile placing, as it contains a hinge.
So as to suit various customers´ requirements, the producer offers a possibility to order this antenna with three various connectors:

  • 2JW035-C20Nb is equipped with hexagonal black SMA connector
  • 2JW035-C675 is equipped with a round SMA connector
  • 2JW035-C442, which is also our standard stock type is equipped with a round black reverse-polarity SMA connector (RP).

For special applications, there´s also a possibility to order this antenna in a custom specified colour.

Detailed information can be found in the 2JW035 datasheet.

Even a small figurine can play a big performance – [Link]

Smart Plug with Esp8266, Attiny 85 & PIR Sensor


by Armtronix:

The Wifi Arduino 85 is a small board with ESP8266 -01 module, Attiny85 micro controller and a relay. It Also has and additional header for connecting an external relay or to connect sensors like PIR, IR etc depending on your application. If you are a tinkerer you will also be able to connect a HC-05/06 Bluetooth module and convert this board to a Bluetooth Arduino 85 board.

Smart Plug with Esp8266, Attiny 85 & PIR Sensor – [Link]

Pozyx shield gives position


by elektormagazine.com:

Resolving the position of free roaming robots can be quite challenging. You can only expect to get accuracy of around 6 to 10 meters by using a standard low-cost GPS system and that can be further downgraded by poor signal strength inside buildings. Bluetooth and WiFi positioning can achieve 1 to 5 metres resolution but that’s often not enough. The Pozyx system has been developed to achieve a positional accuracy of 10 cm and works indoors or outdoors.

Four ‘Anchor’ transceiver units attach to walls or fences surrounding the space in which the Pozyx Shield operates. Communication between the shield and the four anchors allows the shield to determine its position and orientation within its operational area.

Pozyx shield gives position – [Link]

RFduino Compass


by RFduino @ instructables.com

The RFduino compass is a fully functional stand-alone compass which also transmits the current heading via Bluetooth low energy technology to phones, tablets, personal computers or any other equipped device. The RFduino compass is known as a Bluetooth Smart device.

RFduino Compass – [Link]