EE Bookshelf: Getting Started with Bluetooth Low Energy
While it feels a bit strange to be writing about a book I was involved writing (along with some great co-authors in the form of Carles Cufi, Akiba and Robert Davidson), O’Reilly has finally listed our book on Bluetooth Low Energy, which will be available in May 2013. There are a few good books out there on BLE, but we’ve tried to stay practical and offer people a high level overview of not only the technology itself but some of the tools and hardware choices available to people working with BLE whether as product or app designers. We’re really excited about BLE here at Adafruit, and I hope the book helps people get a bit of a head start getting up and running quickly with this interesting wireless standard!
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