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Hexiwear Docking station bootloader update

As Hexiwear is getting mature as a product we are getting more feedback and opportunities to improve it. This time we addressed a marginal scenario: if you plug your Hexiwear into the Docking Station after erasing or corrupting the memory contents of the internal MK64 or MKW40 MCU, the Docking Station’s onboard programmer will automatically go into maintenance mode, preventing you from programming the blank Hexiwear. There is a workaround to circumvent the maintenance mode. It mostly consists of following a prescribed…

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Hexiwear WiFi and 3G examples released

Almost on this exact day last year the Hexiwear Kickstarter campaign reached the 35.000 funding mark. This triggered a stretch goal — creating WiFi examples for Hexiwear and the docking station, to enable users to stream sensor data directly to the WolkSense cloud without a BLE-enabled smartphone working as a gateway. Admittedly, we stretched the meaning of the word “stretch” in stretch goal. It took us a year to deliver the promised example. But as a consolation prize, we are offering a…

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Hexiwear and indoor air quality with WiFi ESP click

Hexiwear is, as always, a great foundation for new inventions. This time around we’ll show you what you can do to get precise information about your indoor air quality, in just a few minutes. This is what you’ll need: Hexiwear, the Docking Station, WiFi ESP click and Air Quality 2 click. How it works Once you’ve got Hexiwear and both click boards on the Docking Station, you need to turn Hexiwear on and wait a few seconds before an IP address appears on…

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Hexiwear Battery Pack – add functionality while keeping your Hexiwear battery powered

Hexiwear Battery Pack lets you add a new functionality to Hexiwear — GPS, WiFi, NFC, or anything else available through 250+ click boards — while still keeping it a standalone device (powered by 4 standard AAA batteries). It’s like it turned eighteen and it’s moving out to live like an adult. A truly proud moment for us all here. A bit more than a year has passed since the previous Embedded World fair, and since we here at MikroElektronika are people pleasers, we granted…

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New Hexiwear demo with GSM/GNSS click

The new Hexiwear demo with GSM/GNSS click tells you Hexiwear’s exact location in an SMS. GPS location with Hexiwear Once you turn Hexiwear on, there will be a few pre-written messages you can choose from, like “call the doctor” or “I need your help”. For example, an elderly person with health problems could send for help this way in a time of need. Just take your phone with you, and you’ll get an SMS with the precise information about the location of…

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3G SARA click examples for Hexiwear now available on GitHub

It’s Valentine’s day, so it’s only appropriate to write about the things we love, and everybody loves Hexiwear. You’ll be glad to know, we added 3G SARA click examples for Hexiwear on GitHub. You can use this code to start an exciting project with cellular communication. If you are running low on inspiration, and you need a new idea, you can always browse the Hexiwear GitHub page to see what else we have to offer in terms of code. 3G SARA click 3G…

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Hexiwear, NFC cards and the Docking Station

The Hexiwear Docking Station, NFC click and, of course Hexiwear itself join forces. Take a look at the demonstration video to get a better grasp on the whole concept. Once you turn on Hexiwear you can enable and disable NFC from the settings menu. Hexiwear Android application You can launch the Android application with more ease with NFC. If you don’t have the app you can download it, either from the App Store or Google play. Your phone should be NFC enabled…

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Build your own Hexiwear Healthcare Tracking System

Our versatile development system seems to be inspiring some awesome projects. The newest one is oriented towards health – a Hexiwear Healthcare Tracking System. Build your own health tracking system Mehmet, an embedded system engineer and a blogger on Design Spark has published the first part of a tutorial on how to build a Healthcare Tracking System for Dementia Patients and Elderly. The basic idea is since healthcare and fitness wearables are getting so popular lately, why don’t you build one yourself….

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Hexiwear wins its fifth award so far

Hexiwear has been voted as the “Best for Rapid Prototyping” development platform in the Hackster Maker Madness competition. Maker Madness 2016 A few days before Christmas we wrote about Hexiwear being chosen as one of the eight development boards for the Maker Madness – Best IoT boards of 2016 competition. We are happy to announce that this is the fifth award that Hexiwear has one so far. A nice round number to begin the year with. Here is what people had to…

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