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As seen at CES2017: Supercharging your gym session with Hexiwear

Hexiwear is not losing its momentum, and neither is the girl riding the bicycle at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas. NXP has shared a short video from the CES showroom of how to supercharge your gym session with Hexiwear. Perhaps it will inspire you to optimize your workout with Hexiwear as well. CES 2017 The International CES (Consumer Electronics Show®) has been around since 1967. It’s a gathering place for people to showcase consumer technology innovations, from all over the world….

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Smart home control with Hexiwear and openHAB

In one of our latest post, we shared a tutorial from Erich (MCU on Eclipse) on how to pair Hexiwear with Raspberry Pi 3. Today we are moving one step further — Erich has a new post about controlling Hexiwear on openHAB. OpenHAB is an open source platform intended for home automation needs; it allows communication and interaction between different systems. This time Erich is teaching everyone how to turn LEDs on Hexiwear on/off, using openHAB that’s running on Raspberry Pi. Now, you may think that…

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Here’s how to make Hexiwear Qi charging compatible

Erich from mcuoneclipse.com has made an interesting project on how to build a wireless charging system for Hexiwear from Qi receivers he bought at IKEA. He used the Samsung Galaxy S4 Qi receiver. To begin you’ll need to open the plastic wireless phone cover. Inside you will find the receiver circuit, the battery connector and the charging coil (hidden under the black FFDM). Once you are done connecting all the wires you can put everything in the 3D printed enclosure. In case…

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A tutorial on pairing Hexiwear with Raspberry Pi 3

As you may already know, Hexiwear has a built-in BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) transceiver. With this tutorial you will learn how to pair Hexiwear with Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. Here is the run-down. Download BlueZ The first thing you will need to do is download BlueZ, a Bluetooth stack for Linux. You can download the newest version (V5.43) at this link. The next step is to download the source code, unpack it, follow the instructions in the tutorial and install it. A…

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Win Hexiwear in the Zerynth IoT competition

Zerynth is having a competition for the best real life IoT project. Whoever wins gets our Hexiwear as a prize, and Zerynth compatible MikroElektronika click boards. The competition has started on December 20 and lasts until February 17, just after Valentine’s day, so you have plenty of time to come up with an amazing project or several. What is Zerynth Studio? Zerynth Studio is an IDE for embedded programming in Python or C/Phython, that enables IoT devices. If you go to their website you…

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Bürklin is giving away free Hexiwears to customers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland

How about a free do-anything device with your order, sir? Our German distributor Bürklin is giving away Hexiwears this winter holiday season. Customers from Germany, Austria or Switzerland who place orders worth 350 euros or more will get one. The offer lasts until January 8. Bürklin has a tradition of organizing giveaways at this time of year, we are told. Before it was tools like screwdriver sets or pliers and suchlike. This year they decided to make it more interesting by encouraging people…

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Hexiwear 3D design files now available for download

Late holiday gift for 3D designers and enthusiasts. The Hexiwear 3D design files are now available on the download page. The package contains the complete project STL files ready for 3D printing. We supplied not only the Hexiwear casing and front mask, but also the wristband and soft cover designs. Those of you with access to 3D printers can now produce the Hexiwear casings in any color. The package also contains a STEP file for those who want to alter more than the color (STEP…

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Vote for Hexiwear — Maker Madness 2016

Eight development boards have been chosen for the Maker Madness – Best IoT boards of 2016 competition, and Hexiwear is one of them. In less than a months’ time, on January 14, we’ll find out which one is deemed best, by popular opinion. It’s been a truly great year for Hexiwear, it won four awards. Three of them at ARM TechCon, the worlds’s largest yearly conference for ARM technologies. This is what Maker Madness had to say about Hexiwear: “MikroElektronika Hexiwear Wearable…

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Love lasts with Hexiwear

Remember iBreathe Breathalyzer? It was the winner of the hackster.io project with Hexiwear. Well, Dave, the man who made the awesome alcohol detection device, has decided to share his thoughts on Hexiwear. The title of his post is “Love story with Hexiwear” and we are glad to see that it is a kind of love that lasts. ”What’s not to like? It’s small, it’s a chock-full of goodies, and it’s super easy to customize and expand — thanks to an ecosystem of…

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ENHANCE HEXIWEAR WITH GSM

By the end of this post, you will know how to receive an SMS from Hexiwear. You’ll need three things: Hexiwear, GSM 4 click, and the Hexiwear docking station. GSM 4 click is the latest of the GSM communication click boards. Like its predecessor 3G SARA, it carries a u-blox module. The difference between these two click boards is that GSM 4 supports 2.5G and 3G SARA supports 2.75G. You can get more information about GSM generations on our previous post. But this is not the…

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