NEW GUIDE: CircuitPython BLE Advertising Beacons @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit
This new guide, CircuitPython BLE Advertising Beacons, shows you how to create Bluetooth beacons on any nRF52840 board from Adafruit. These can be used to advertise a URL to a mobile app in a very localized scenario, such as a guided tour in a museum space.
Plus, the CLUE version can also serve up auto-generated QR codes.
Beacons are low power, low cost Bluetooth LE devices that can be used for a very simple job: to advertise a URL to users running an app on their mobile device within range of the device!
Technically, beacons can also be used for a few different scenarios where a localized, wireless data broadcast is desirable, such as indoor location tracking, point of sales/marketing, and experience personalization.
We’ll create two version — first, a simple beacon that can run on any CircuitPython capable nRF52840 board. Second, a custom version for the CLUE board that also shows QR codes and allows you to scroll among multiple beacon URL choices to advertise!
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