A new Bluetooth Arduino board has been launch over on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website this week that provides the ability for makers, developers and hobbyists to program the board over Bluetooth connectivity.
The tiny Bluetooth Arduino measure just 6.5cm in length and comes complete with a companion application that supports both Android and iOS operating systems, enabling you to program it directly from your smartphone device.
Watch the video below to learn more about the LightBlue Bean+ Bluetooth Low Energy development board that offers five new Bluetooth Low Energy capabilities in the form of, MIDI, HID, ANCS and observer role. Its creators Punch Through explain a little more about its design and inspiration:
The Bean+ is the latest addition to the LightBlue Bean family: a line of easy-to-use, wireless Arduinos. With new Bluetooth Low Energy capabilities, solderless connectors, 16 GPIOs, a rechargeable battery and enough range to program your neighbor’s neighbor’s Beans.
The Bean+ can be programmed from your favorite platforms: OS X, Windows, iOS and Android. All programming is done wirelessly and you can even program multiple Beans at once. No wires; no worries.
The LightBlue Bean+ is now available to pledge for from just $33 with delivery expected to take place during December of this year. For more information jump over to the Kickstarter website following the link below. Also if you are interested in an easy weather based project you might be interested in building an Arduino wind speed meter which offers a way to start tracking the strength of the wind in your area in mph.