Hello everyone, I was dealing with small embedded systems acting as weather stations for a long time now. I created a simple setup using a Sensirion SHT15 connected to an Arduino board which was posting temperature and humidity values using a Wifi shields some years ago. A great project which has replaced my DIY solution […]
Hello everyone, maybe you are familiar with IT-Croud and where the title for this blog post came from. It is some kind of an opener for a little story about a hardware I’m developing with a friend of mine in Zurich. A long time ago I started to play around with Bluetooth Low Energy and […]
Hello everyone, since I promised an iPhone Sample Application to access the Kickstarter BLE-Shield, I finished the app today and pushed it to the BLE-Shield github repository: https://github.com/michaelkroll/BLE-Shield The user interface is implemented similar to the Messages application of iOS. Yes, correct… you can chat with your BLE-Shield somehow and it’ll answer 😉 I will add some […]
Hello guys, finally I managed to get the BLE-Shield, teamed up with Jonathan Prevo and Don Mallicot again. See the following link to get to the Kickstarter Project: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rowdyrobot/arduino-ble-shield-connecting-the-ios-and-the-ardu I decided to startover on Kickstarter, since the initial poll I made to get an estimate how many people are interested in a shield, showed me […]
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 […]
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 […]
After spending some time on hardware- and software development I finally finished a first working prototype of an Arduino Bluetooth Low Energy Shield. A detailed story about the shield shown below can be found in the Hardware Section or directly using this link: http://www.mkroll.mobi/?page_id=386 Read what others are writing about the BLE Shield: http://blog.makezine.com/2012/03/19/bluetooth-4-0-from-arduino-to-iphone-no-jailbreaking-no-mfi/ http://transalchemy.com/2012/03/19/bluetooth-4-0-from-arduino-to-iphone-no-jailbreaking-no-mfi/ http://houseofmods.com/2012/03/bluetooth-4-0-from-arduino-to-iphone-no-jailbreaking-no-mfi/ […]
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.
A while a go I started to create a first PCB design for a Bluetooth Low Energy Microcell, which should be used to setup an indoor localization system. The PCB has been manufactured in december and I assembled it during the xmas holidays. Using the iBLE application, which is a generic BLE explorer app and […]