Developers, makers and hobbyists creating projects for the Internet of Things may be interested in a new platform for connected things aptly named Blueberry Mesh. The new platform provides an ultra-small, stackable, modular electronics development platform specialising in Mesh networking and Internet of Things devices. Check out the demonstration video below to learn more about what you can expect.
Along with the hardware the Internet of Things Blueberry Mesh platform also has a companion mobile app that can run on both tablets and smartphones providing additional features and applications. “With the Blueberry Mesh App all development and coding can happen without a computer in the palm of your hand! The App has device discovery, a graphical programming system called Blockly, and a lower level Script language with C-style syntax called Berry Script. With the Blueberry Mesh App anyone can get started with Internet of Things development!”
Developer Jason Peterson and creator of Blueberry Mesh explains more about the inspiration behind the IoT platform and its design. “I have had this idea in my head for years from the first Bluetooth Low Energy IC I tinkered with five or more years ago. Bluetooth Low Energy allows devices to talk to one another via a simple packet structure. Bluetooth Low Energy also allows smart phones and tablets to easily talk to the same devices. Blueberry Mesh is built on Bluetooth Low Energy or BLE chips. I like to play with wireless BLE stuff now but I also think if I was my kid self again this is the kind of thing I would spend countless hours tinkering with in my parents basement :)”.
Blueberry Mesh is now available to back via Kickstarter with the Blueberry Proto Board pledge available for just $15 or £11, with worldwide shipping expected to take place during September 2018. For a full list of all available pledges jump over to the official crowdfunding campaign page by following the link below where plenty more demonstrations of Blueberry Mesh are available to view.
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