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Presenting new Hardware on Maker Faire Rome 2014

Hello everyone, I’m happy to announce that I will present some new MiKro-Labs branded designs together with BlueKitchen (http://www.bluekitchen-gmbh.com) at Maker Faire Rome 2014. I partnered up with Matthias Ringwald, the author of BTstack (http://www.btstack.org) to create some BLE Shields which are running his Low Energy part of BTstack. I have not dropped support for […]

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The final hardware DropBeacon is available on github

Hello everyone, after I promised it to a few guys, the DropBeacon is now available on github. I added more details to the DropBeacon page on this blog: http://www.mkroll.mobi/?page_id=1693 You can find the Schematic and Board files as well as the BGScript Project to compile the firmware using Bluegiga’s SDK v1.2.2 on github: https://github.com/michaelkroll/DropBeacon Please let me know […]

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The MiKro – An Arduino UNO form factor based board using the ATmega 1284p micro controller

Hello everyone, some people have noticed on twitter that I was trying to compile the optiboot boot loader for the ATmega 1284p for the 5V/16MHz configuration. I finally succeeded and created the MiKro board which is described in a little more detail on it’s dedicated project page: http://www.mkroll.mobi/?page_id=1696 Although the the MiKro is work in progress […]

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Hardware DropBeacon v1.0.0 finished.

Hello iBeacon enthusiasts, after some weeks of development, design adjustments, enclosure designs, firmware iterations and battery tests I finished v1.0.0 of my hardware DropBeacon. You might have read about the DropBeacon iOS app acting like a virtual DropBeacon but where is the real one? Here is version 1.0.0 of the DropBeacon:   The DropBeacon uses […]

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Alpha Version of the BLE-Shields v2.0.0 ANCS firmware and Arduino Library available

Hello everyone, since I’m preparing for a two week dive vacation right now and I don’t wanted to keep the current status of the ANCS firmware development secret any longer, I pushed the current status of the code to my github repository: https://github.com/michaelkroll/BLE-Shield/tree/master/firmware the corresponding Arduino Library can be downloaded from this link: https://github.com/michaelkroll/BLE-Shield/tree/master/arduino/Libraries The firmware and […]

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