c’t Hacks


c’t Hacks (heise Verlag in cooperation with Make:) published an detailed story about the „Platinchen“ aka blueIOT – link (external)

Getting started

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The latest revision of „Platinchen“ is now breadboard friendly and very flexible to us, in the size of 20×20 mm it goes as a core into our watch design:


If you are interested in getting one of the limited „Platinchen“ aka blueIOT boards please use the notify button on the frontpage!
If you are running a Fab Lab or school – we might have special offers for you to! Just tell us …

Here you will find the schematic of „Platinchen“ – the final one needs still to be uploaded. As preview you will find an early version: Schematic

GitHub host an amazing Fritzing component of „Platinchen“ to play with, keep in mind you need Fritzing software – which includes the component „blueIOT“ already as part of their core library. (still need further thing to be uploaded (Code Samples, Libs) – if you do need urgent access, please drop me an email – front page notify button)

Wiring all up:


The wiring diagramm


Use the Arduino IDE 1.0.5 or later – set to Arduino Pro Mini (3.3V/8Mhz) – that’s it – have fun!

More use full libs:

Display options:

Adafruit 128×32 Monochrome OLED – Arduino I2C – Library

Adafruit Sharp Memory Display – Arduino SPI – Library

Both Libs are requiring: Adafruit GFX – Library

Power Management:

Motion activated sleep – Library

How to sleep and wake up based on ADXl362 from Analog – link

Sending and receiving (sensor)data via BLE (Bluetooth 4.0):

– Using Raspberry Pi as Gateway to the Internet – link
– Using Smartphone (e.g. iPhone/iPad) – link

Optional, we are not using this BLE Library – but it might be helpful:

BGLib implementation for Bluegiga BLE112 Bluetooth Smart module – link

3 commenti su “c’t Hacks
  1. Frank sagt:

    I am very interested in buying the Hardware.
    When will it be available?
    Please keep me informed.


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