Makers and developers looking to create projects that can interact with iOS and android smartphone applications, may be interested to know that the 1Sheeld+ has now arrived at Adafruit and is available to purchase price of $55.
The 1Sheeld+ take the form of a “Bluetooth LE Tethered” shield for Arduino which can then connect to a mobile application on your tablet or smartphone. Enabling users to benefit from the LCD screen, gyroscope, switches, LEDs, accelerator, magnetometer, GSM, Wi-Fi, GPS, and more already on your mobile device.
Adafruit explain a little more about the new shield :
The first part is a shield that is physically connected to your Arduino board and acts as a wireless middle-man, piping data between Arduino and any Android/iOS smartphone via Bluetooth. The second part is a software platform and app on Android smartphones that manages the communication between the shield and your smartphone and lets your choose between different available virtual shields.
By doing that, you can use 1Sheeld+ as input or output from Arduino and make use of all of the sensors and peripherals already available on your smartphone instead of buying the actual shields. You can use it to control an RC car using the phone’s gyroscope, or even tweet when someone enters the room!
Specifications the 1Sheeld+ for iOs And Android interaction include :
– Uses Bluetooth LE with range up to 30 feet
– Running on an Atmel ATMega162 @ 7.37 MHz
– Communicates with Arduino using UART
– Communication baud rate 115,200 b/s
– Product Dimensions: 57.0mm x 55.0mm x 19.0mm / 2.2″ x 2.2″ x 0.7″
– Product Weight: 19.0g / 0.7oz
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