The Kickstarter project “tōd:Connect Real World Actions to Mobile Devices and the Web” is now online, and I recommend all readers of my blog to visit the Kickstarter.com pages since I’m involved in this project as well. For people who were interested in the location micro cells I created as my first BLE hardware can […]
Finally I managed to finalize this project with a Video Podcast showing you how to pair the RFID-Reader with an iPhone and Tag an ISO14443A tag. Enjoy the video! Bluetooth HID RFID-Reader Pairing and Scanning RFID Tags with an iPhone4 from Michael Kroll on Vimeo.
As I finished my first reflow soldered hardware project, I added a short story covering the assembly of the Bluetooth RFID Tagreader.
Today I picked up a “Bluegiga BLE112 Bluetooth® 4.0 single mode Development Kit” from my Distributor KELAG to start BLE Development. The iBLE App which is currently under development was able to see the development kit, which has a Thermometer Demo installed by default. The combination of the development kit, my new iPhone4S, the knowledge […]
A while ago I ordered the “Big Beta-Reflow-Kit” from Beta-Layout to move to reflow soldering my hardware prototypes instead of soldering SMD parts by hand. Today I successfully soldered the SMD Test-Board which is part of the kit. Since I ordered the Reflow-Controller as well, the controller needed to be “learned” which was as easy […]
After some designing I finished a breakout board for the BlueGiga BLE112 Module. It will be plugged into the main sensor board which is still under development.
On November 16th I visited BlueGiga at the Medica Exhibition in Düsseldorf Germany. Thank you to Janne and Enrico for the demo of the new BLE112 evaluation board and the interesting discussions on Bluetooth Low Energy. It was the first time I was able to see the evaluation board in real life. Moreover I had […]
The initial PCB design was finished on October 17th, but since it takes some time to produce and ship it I finally received it yesterday. After tweaking some design faults with isolated copper wire I got the RFID Reader working after about three hours. Well the firmware was already written and the WT12 configuration just […]
After some Bluetooth RFID Reader prototypes I created a new board which is designed to fit into an enclosure which will be printed by a 3D print service. The Reader can be connected to iOS Devices and sends the UID of a MIFARE Tag as text string into any iOS app which is capable of […]
I just received two BlueGiga BLE112 modules from our swiss distributor KELAG AG for initial testing. More information about the module can found at the BlueGiga BLE112 product pages.