Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Shield for Arduino 2.0

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Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Shield for Arduino 2.0

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Shield for Arduino 2.0

$29.99

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The Bluetooth LowEnergy (BLE) Shield V2 is designed to let you interface your Arduino with compatible iOS or Android devices.

Product #: MKRBL1

The Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Shields for Arduino 2.0 is designed to let you interface your Arduino with compatible iOS or Android devices without wires or jail-breaking. It works with all Arduino boards, including Arduino Uno, Mega 2560, Leonardo, and Due.

Possible uses include:

  • Controlling Arduino pins with the free mobile app (or you can write your own.)
  • Sending data from your Arduino to an app for processing / display
  • Use your iDevice as an internet gateway for your Arduino
  • and much more!

This is the second version of the BLE Shield, and it's better than ever (also, now red!). You now have the option to use an SMA connector to attach your own antenna to your project, for greater range (soldering required). The ICSP header provides power to additional shields, if you want to continue stacking on top of the BLE Shield, and the onboard reset button now resets the Arduino board, and vice versa. Resetting the shield can also be done in software through Arduino Pins 4 or 7. The shield has an approved app for free in the Apple App Store so you can start experimenting right out of the box. iOS developers can write their own apps using the iOS SDK.

Requires:

  • iOS 6 or 7: iPhone 5 (all models), iPhone 4S, iPad Air, iPad (3rd gen or later), iPad mini (all models) and iPod touch (5th gen or later)
  • Android 4.3 devices with BLE hardware: Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Samsung Note 3.

 

 

Works with BLE equipped iOS devices - iPhone 5 (all models), iPhone 4S, iPad Air, iPad (3rd gen or later), iPad mini (all models) and iPod touch (5th gen or later)
Works with BLE equipped Android devices (Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Samsung Note 3)
Supports Arduino Uno, Leonardo, Mega, and Due
No jailbreaking required!
Approved sample App available in the App Store
Based on the Nordic nRF8001 BTLE module.
iOS Quick Start:
  1. Download the BLE Shield Library for Arduino.

    Unzip the file and move the two subfolders, "BLE" & "BluetoothLowEnergy", to Arduino's libraries folder.
    For more information about Arduino's libraries folder, please visit http://arduino.cc/en/Guide/Libraries.

  2. Open the BleFirmata sketch: "File" > "Examples" > "BluetoothLowEnergy" > "BleFirmata".

  3. Compile and upload the program to your Arduino board.

  4. Download the BLE Arduino App from Apple's iTunes Store, start the App and press "Connect".


Developer SDK


Android Quick Start:
  1. Download latest RedBearLab Library.

  2. Unzip the file and move the two subfolders, "Nordic_BLE" & "RBL_BLEShield", in BLEShield/Arduino/libraries to Arduino's libraries folder.
    For more information about Arduino's libraries folder, please visit http://arduino.cc/en/Guide/Libraries.

  3. Open our BLEController sketch: "File" > "Examples" > "RBL_BLEShield" > "BLEControllerSketch".

  4. Compile and upload the program to your Arduino board.

  5. Download our Android BLE Controller App from the browser on your Android device and simply "click" the downloaded file to install.

    **For more information about “Sideloading” an Android App, please visit How to sideload and install Android applications [ANDROID 101].

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