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Good day!   In my [first article about the exercise bike I wrote that I was planning to display the data of my computer on the screen of my smartphone However due to the temporary absence of  FRDM-KW41Z board equipped with Bluetooth module which is necessary for transferring information to a smartphone I can't do it In order to temporarily solve this problem I made a strategic decision until I get a board equipped with Bluetooth I will use the LCD display as a data output device which ...
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BT_Sentry : Software

Posted by mcb1 Top Member Jun 18, 2018
This is the 7th of my Blogs for the Bluetooth Unleashed Design Challenge     The other posts are here :- Link to other posts BT_Sentry Introduction BT_Sentry : Zero Emission Detection BT_Sentry : Data Transmission BT_Sentry : Sentry Power BT_Sentry : Raspberry Pi BT_Sentry : Bluetooth Options   Concept The idea is to detect the bluetooth transmitted from the vehicle and signal other Home Automation functions. If the vehicle is known then it can open the garage door, and inf ...
Hello guys,   Most of the work with Rpi is over, the next part is to prepare the control unit. This week we gonna break open a USB humidifier and try to control it using the arduino. Does humidity affects emotions? Even I had the question till this was started, and after little search found a lot of interesting facts over this, so the conclusion they do play a vital role over the mood, higher humidity makes you lazy, that's something you might want when you are angry.   I opened ...
Two weeks ago I moved onto the firmware development for my table device but I put this on hold as I wanted to see if the person, or persons, who developed the original NeoPixel PSoC library could update this to make it compatible with PSoC 6 – at the moment the library + component is only available for PSoC 3, 4 & 5 devices. So I put it to the Cypress community forum.   So, I decided to switch to hardware development to solve a problem with my micro:bit prototype add-ons (will ex ...
Good day!   Today I want to continue series of articles about the secondary tasks of my project, next we have the measurement of tension.   As you may remember, in my program there is a variable “gear”, which, as the name implies, is responsible for the gear selected by the rider. I want to set this variable according to the actual tension on pedals of the exercise bike. There are several ways to solve this problem, I propose to consider each of them separately.   Wa ...
Time to take the basic parts and start putting it all together to see how well the new Raspberry Pi 3b+ performs:   First and most important let's open up that package with the Raspberry Pi 3b+!   !   As you can see this is a Rare New Zealand edition shared by M. Beckett   Little different packaging.  Kind of like the brown bag options from before.     Interesting, no reusing that box!  No static bag either.  But the Raspberry Pi 3b+ looks go ...
This is the 6th of my Blogs for the Bluetooth Unleashed Design Challenge     The other posts are here :- Link to other posts BT_Sentry Introduction BT_Sentry : Zero Emission Detection BT_Sentry : Data Transmission BT_Sentry : Sentry Power BT_Sentry : Raspberry Pi   Concept The idea is to detect the bluetooth transmitted from the vehicle and signal other Home Automation functions. If the vehicle is known then it can open the garage door, and inform the home owner that xx is h ...
As is often the case with hobby projects, plenty of unexpected difficulties have slowed down development of the Universal LED Animator. Luckily enough, all my orders arrived from Element14. I now have plenty of dev boards and some working code connecting them together via Bluetooth - not top quality and definitely not production value, but it works. I am now able to discover all Animators (Blend boards) from a Beagle Bone Wireless, connect to them and tell them to get into config mode, i.e. to s ...
Hello Everyone,   Well, as I expected the project keeps evolving. I was able to connect to the smart plug I intended on using to lights and appliances. However, I was not able to turn it off or on. Instead of spending more time on it I decided to use a High-power Power Relay that is designed to work with an Arduino. I will just attach a Bluetooth module to the Arduino board and access the power relay via the Arduino.   I also decided to use classic Bluetooth modules instead of going ...
In this blog I am trying to figure out if the Stirling engine generates enough power to run the electronic data acquisition system based on a PSoC6. First I am going to measure how much current and voltage the PSoC6 requires. Then I am going to measure how much current and voltage the Stirling engine generates.   Finally, I am going to measure the engine speed:   The motor-generator set puts out about a quarter Watt, which is easily enough to run a low power microcontroller, but ...
As part of this blog post, the idea is to connect  the Beaglebone Wireless to a bluetooth speaker, so that I can play music via bluetooth, but the idea as part of the bluetooth maze project is to have music play via the Beaglebone Wireless via a USB connected to sound card from soundcloud.com using their APIs, and some local music stored on the SD card connected to the Beaglebone.   Now since the theme of this challenge is "Bluetooth Unleashed" , I wanted to try and checkout how e ...
I need to catch up. Some field upgrades for work required a lot more attention than originally planned and I ended up spending some nights working. Anyway ... Last time, I got the BT part of the RedBear to work, and was able to send messages from an app on my phone to the Arduino. In this post, I build further upon that, by processing the received messages and have them do something.   NeoPixels Circuit Test BLE + NeoPixel Code Test Repository Felo'fact & ...
One of the PCBs I designed for the BBC micro:bit arrived and I wanted to see if it worked, so here is a short blog about it. This PCB is one of the two PCBs that will make up the micro:bit TXTR introduced in Blog 3. Here is what the PCB looks like on both sides: This PCB primarily connects the micro:bit to an SPI 5110 LCD, but it also has connections for external power, I2C, 3 analog inputs, and an SPI QWERTY keyboard. It includes a power switch and a backlight switch for the LCD. There is ...
Hello guys , On last weeks update our hero started detecting emotions like a charm,Now I had a confusion on what to post this week While cleaning our work space found a mysterious white box!   With no clue what it was and a curiosity to know went forward and opened it.   Surprise! A brand new Yeelight Color bulb, had no clue why it was here, or when it was purchased, but I replaced my wall lamp with this one and started playing and I found a cool feature called the LAN control ...
Good day!   Two weeks ago I promised to continue my project when a parcel from Element14 arrives to me. The package is still on the way, but I think that this is not an excuse to stop the project. The fact is that a good idea came to me: even if I have to stop the development of software, nevertheless, I can do no less interesting secondary tasks of my project.   So, today I want to talk about the issue that was discussed in the comments to one of my previous articles [link] – ...