Ben Harris based in Boston has created a new cloud connected Bluetooth LE development kit called Bluz, that takes the form of an Arduino styled, Spark powered IPv6 enabled development board.
The Bluz can be used with IFTTT to trigger events and processes and can be programmed remotely if required, watch the video below to learn more about the handy little development board and its features.
Harris explains a little more about his Arduino open source development kit creation that is powered by a ARM Cortex M0, 16MHz CPU complimented by 32KB RAM, 256KB internal Flash with support for Bluetooth LE 4.1 :
“Creating connected projects is hard. There are many options to bring your devices online, but many require being plugged in or having large and expensive batteries that need to be replaced or charged often. This can be fine for some projects, but what if yours needs to be mobile ready and widely deployed?
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is designed from the ground up to be low powered. It can run for months or years on a simple coin cell battery. However, most development solutions never let BLE escape from your smartphone or tethered device, until now.
Bluz is a Bluetooth LE development kit (DK) unlike any other. Bluz comes cloud connected out of the box to the Spark cloud, meaning you can access the device from anywhere in the world, and not just when you’re smartphone is nearby.
BLE is a fantastic compliment to other wireless technologies such as WiFi and Cellular. It can use one gateway as a central point of deployment for many low power, low cost sensors. Or it can use your cell phone as the gateway to integrate wearables, giving you extensive battery life without compromising connectivity.”
For more information on the new Bluz Bluetooth LE Development Kit jump over to the Kickstarter website for details via the link below and make a pledge from $15 to be one of the very first to own one.