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7 blog posts tagged with beacon

by Rose Martin

6 Things to Know about Bluetooth Beacons

Smartphones and tablets have revolutionized the manner in which people communicate with each other. Mobile applications with location-based features like Bluetooth beacons, WiFi, and GPS are helping people stay connected from any location.

An increasing number of companies are using innovative methods like Bluetooth beacons to touch base with their customers and engage them by offering contextual and personalized services. The Allied Business Intelligence Inc. estimates that the overall Bluetooth beacon market will cross 500 million units by 2021 with a compounded annual growth rate of 113 percent. Beacons will continue to gain importance as they find new applications in...

by Mahesh Venkitachalam

Bluey Beacon - Building a Nordic nRF52832 BLE IoT Sensor Beacon

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In this project, we’re going to build a BLE Beacon that transmits temperature, humidity and ambient light levels to a dashboard on the internet. Bluetooth Low Energy is a technology that was designed from the ground up to reduce power consumption. It’s common for BLE devices to keep going and going for months on a coin cell battery. A beacon is a typical example of such a device. All it does is wake up periodically, send data, and go back to sleep. There are different methods of connecting to a BLE device. In the case of the beacon...

by zelin

I am developing an open source sensor beacon board

I am developing an open source sensor beacon board named: YS-Beacon

which contains:

  • nRF52832
  • DAPLink - LPC11U35
  • 9-Axis Motion Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor、Proximity Sensor and 3D-Gesture Sensor with Built-in IR LED
  • Digital Pressure Sensor
  • Stereo Microphone
  • 256Mb SPI Flash
  • Battery Charging management

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What do you think about it?

by Ketil

nRF5 SDK for Eddystone™ introduced

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Recently, Google introduced some news about Eddystone. At the same time, we released a first implementation of the new specification on GitHub to get developers started. I would like to share some insights on what this is all about.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Eddystone you can find detailed information on these websites:

What’s new in Eddystone?

A new Eddystone GATT Configuration Service enables simple configuration of beacons. The user can configure the beacon to broadcast all Eddystone frame types:

  • URL
  • UID
  • EID
  • TLM
  • eTLM


by Jason

Scope your Bluetooth RSSI

Hi developers,

We just released a BLE-Scanner App on the iTunes , and free for download.

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Alos, the app is an open source project for iOS (Swift and Objective-C):

Our Web site:

Our Facebook page:

Welcome to cooperate, contact us :

by Marco Russi

iBeacon application example with nrf51

Hi all, I developed an iBeacon application example with nrf51 chip-set. The firmware has been developed on top of softdevice s110 and Nordic SDK running on a nrf51 PCA10028 Dev. Kit. I used an arm-eabi-none GCC toolchain and JLink under Ubuntu. Find the github link here below:

Have a look at the README file for a full documentation (install, build, customize, ...).

The make file allows you to debug, flash and customize minor and major numbers by storing them into the UICR memory. So, you can flash many individuals beacons easily and the proceduer can be...

by Salman

Beacon Kit - Mistake in Ref_Design_UG_v1.0

I connected the programming header as described in "nRF6930_Beacon_Ref_Design_UG_v1.0.pdf" 5.5.4 Programming interface. I was trying to program Beacon Kit but failed many times then I compared it with schematic of of Beacon Kit. I found out that there is a mistake in the documentation. In P2 pin number 6 is not ground its actually P0.11 and pin number 5 is not P0.11 its ground.

Many of you must be facing this same problem.

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