Hi Bluetooth developers today I received the brandnew DKBT Bluetooth Smart Ready Development Kit including the following parts: DKBT Development Kit main board BT121 Bluetooth Smart Ready carrier board Micro USB cable 1.5V AAA battery Printed Quickstart guide and EULA Of course the moment the kit was in my mailbox was exciting enough, but after […]
Hello Makers! A while ago Matthias Ringwald @mringwal (co-founder of BlueKitchen GmbH) and I were discussing a BTstack port for AVR-based embedded systems such as the Arduino. As an outcome, we co-designed the BTstack LE Arduino Shield which is now available for sale at Seeedstudio’s Bazaar. The BTstack LE Arduino Shield is supported on the […]
Hello everyone, after there was some interest in the Bluetooth RFID Reader I created 2 years ago now (http://www.mkroll.mobi/?page_id=202), I decided to publish all files necessary to create one on github. On github (https://github.com/michaelkroll/BT-RFID-Reader) you can find the eagle design files, the Arduino sketch and the WT-12 configuration as well as STL files to create […]
After creating the BLE Shield for Arduino it is time to create some projects with it to show you what can be done using the shield. Maybe you remember that I created an RFID Tag Reader for the iPhone acting as Bluetooth keyboard in order to send the UID of an RFID Tag to the […]
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.
The Bluetooth RFID Reader pages in the hardware section has been updated now. I finally added pictures of the RFID Reader in a plastic enclosure printed by shapeways.com to the post. I’m currently preparing a short demo video showing the RFID reader connected to the iPhone in action.
As I finished my first reflow soldered hardware project, I added a short story covering the assembly of the Bluetooth RFID Tagreader.
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 […]