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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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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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