Adafruit will not be shipping orders Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 22, 2018. Expedited orders placed after 11am ET Wednesday November 21 will go out Friday November 23.
0

Adafruit Bluefruit LE Desktop Beta Release

app

Check out the very first beta release of the Adafruit Bluefruit LE desktop application.  This is an application that lets you interact with Bluefruit LE and other Bluetooth low energy devices right from your Mac OSX, Windows, and Linux desktop.  Just like the iOS and Android app you can do things like:

  • View BLE device information like services, characteristics, and read characteristic values.  Great for checking the firmware version of a device using its device information service.
  • Send and receive data with a BLE UART, like controlling an Arduino project over BLE.
  • Send control pad and color picker values to a BLE device over its UART connection.
  • Visualize a BNO-055 absolute orientation sensor using a 3D model.

This application is built using the excellent Electron and noble open source libraries which allow a JavaScript application to easily run on any platform and access Bluetooth low energy hardware (even on Windows 7!).  Be aware it’s still early in development and we expect there be bugs and other issues.  Also if you’re using Windows you’ll need to have a CSR8510 USB BLE dongle–unfortunately other BLE adapters aren’t yet supported on Windows.

Check out the releases tab of the application’s home on GitHub to get the latest binary release.  Be sure to check out the README.md file too to see instructions for using it on your platform.  If you run into issues be sure to raise them on GitHub.

Adafruit Bluefruit LE Desktop Application


Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 8,700+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Spotlight on Makeblock, one of the latest companies to find success in the STEAM market

Wearables — Emphasize the light

Electronics — Avoid serial confusion!

Biohacking — BDNF a Biohackers Best Friend

Python for Microcontrollers — Python powers costumes, and community @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF #Python

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.