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Hexiwear and Nokia’s Open Ecosystem

Nokia has a new project platform we thought you will be interested in, called Open Ecosystem Network. You can join an existing project or find a challenge to fulfill. Hexiwear is the best stepping stone you could ask for in a contest like this one. So, what is it all about? “OPEN ECOSYSTEM NETWORK IS AN OPEN, CLOUD-BASED, SOCIAL & MOBILE CO-CREATION ENVIRONMENT.” It’s a platform for creating innovative and exciting projects that lead us to the world of tomorrow. You can use…

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Hexiwear featured in Elektor magazine

The Internet of Things seems to be growing both as a concept and as a reality with each new day. There was a time when you had to explain the idea of it to people. But these days it’s like everyone is talking about it. From smart wine bottles that tell you precisely what you are drinking, to whole smart home systems that take care of everything from one console. The future is already here. Elektor magazine Elektor magazine is following this…

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Hexiwear projects on hackster.io you need to see

Hackster.io is one of the best and largest online platforms hardware development, education, and design. Most likely you have heard of it and visited it many times. But in case you haven’t, visit it right away, you’ll be thankful that we recommended it. The hackster.io/Avnet section of the website has three Hexiwear articles. Beginner level Best to start with the easiest level, like with everything else in life. This project shows how to create a BlueApp application. You will be able to…

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Hexiwear is going on tour

Hexiwear has gotten more and more popular with time, but it has acquired rock star status as of late. It’s going on tour with Avnet. The NXP® Connected Devices Tour starts on May 2 in Austin, Texas. NXP® Connected Devices Tour If you decide to participate in this IoT development workshop you will receive an IoT Gateway with a 7” touch LCD and Hexiwear BLE Kit. There are two available dates for you to register for: On May 2 in Austin, Texas….

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Matrix RGB click and Hexiwear

We have just published an exciting Learn article featuring Hexiwear and the Matrix RGB click. Milos, our amazing engineer, has made an optimized version of firmware, especially for 2×2 panel size. You can see how it looks in action from the picture below: The application and the firmware for Matrix RGB click with 2×2 panel size display can be found on GitHub. Read the whole Learn article and find out how to make your own panel. Click here for more information about…

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MIC24045 click and Hexiwear – voltage regulation on a display

We released the MIC24045 click only a couple of days ago, but we planned ahead and decided to surprise you with a useful demo with the click and Hexiwear. First thing first is setting up the click on the Hexiwear Docking Station, along with Hexiwear of course. On the voltage input and output screw terminals on the MIC24045 click we attached a programmable DC power supply and a DC load. The voltage levels are displayed on the Hexiwear screen, as you can see…

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Secret messages with Hexiwear – SPIRIT click demo

Do you remember when you were a kid, and you wanted to pass a secret message to your friend in class? After you wrote it down and folded the paper neatly, you would hope that it would reach your friend’s hands and not someone else’s. Well, we have a new Hexiwear demo that does the same thing but without all the stress and paper folding. SPIRIT click demo with Hexiwear You will need two Hexiwears, two Docking Stations, two SPIRIT click boards™,…

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Smart Factory demo with NFC, ZigBee and Hexiwear

Friends from NXP sent us another video shot at this year’s Embedded World. Saleem Kala, Wireless Connectivity Application Engineer, walks us through the smart factory demo that was featured at NXP’s booth. It’s an effective demonstration of how wireless technologies like NFC and ZigBee can be used to improve business intelligence in factories of the future. The use case shows how factory equipment can be made context aware — adjusting the interface language and dashboard depending on who checks in with an NFC card….

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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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