Add bluetooth BLE support to your wearable projects
Would you like to add powerful and easy-to-use Bluetooth Low Energy to your wearable FLORA project? A nice add-on for remote controling your projet!
With BLE now included in modern smart phones and tablets, its fun to add wireless connectivity. So what you really need is the new Adafruit Flora Bluefruit LE!
The Flora Bluefruit LE makes it easy to add Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity to your Flora. Sew 4 traces (or solder 4 wires) and BooM! Bluetooth Low Energy!
Bluefruit App: Get started fast BLE module
Using the Adafruit's Bluefruit iOS App or Android App, you can quickly get your interactive project prototyped by using your iOS or Android phone/tablet as a controller. The Apps have a color picker, quaternion/accelerometer/gyro/magnetometer or a GPS (location), and an 8-button control game pad. After you connect to the Bluefruit, you can send commands wirelessly in under 10 minutes
For advanced hackers, they'll be very happy to use the standard Nordic UART RX/TX connection profile. In this profile, the Bluefruit acts as a data pipe, that can 'transparently' transmit back and forth from your iOS or Android device. You can use Adafruit's iOS App or Android App, or write your own to communicate with the UART service.
With the Bluefruit LE you can do a lot more!
This is the same module and same firmware used in the Adafruit's BLE UART Friend but in a nice rounded shape, so you can switch between the two and have the same working code. This Bluefruit LE does not have the hardware flow control pins (Flora doesn't need them) so it is best used with a microcontroller with hardware serial support (like... the Flora!)
- ARM Cortex M0 core running at 16MHz
- 256KB flash memory
- 32KB SRAM
- Transport: UART @ 9600 baud
- Bootloader with support for safe OTA (Over The Air) firmware updates
- Easy AT command set to get up and running quickly
- Diameter: 30.5mm
- Height: 4mm
- Weight: 2.5g
- Datasheet, EagleCAD PCB files, and Fritzing available in the product tutorial
- Raytac Corporation Bluetooth module
- FCC ID: SH6MDBT40
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