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RS485 2 click – an RS485 half duplex transceiver

Don’t let the twisted design of the click board™ twist your perception, RS485 2 click is intended for high-speed bidirectional data communication on multipoint bus transmission lines. To see code examples for Hexiwear, visit the GitHub repository page. RS485 2 click RS485 2 click carries the MAX3471 half-duplex transceiver intended for lithium battery-powered RS-485/RS-422 applications. The click is designed to run on either 3.3V or 5V power supply. It communicates with the target microcontroller over UART interface with additional functionality provided by the following…

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Measure up to 1000 degrees with the new THERMO K click

We have a new click out, for measuring temperature — THERMO K click. To see code examples for Hexiwear, visit the GitHub repository page. Temperature measurement through time The first known attempt at measuring temperature was made by Galen, around 170 A.D. But the first actual thermometer was made much later, in the 1500’s. It was an air-thermoscope, described in a book called “Natural Magic”. An invention like that must have really seemed like magic at that time. Range of measurement But…

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Smart Gym Powered by NFC and Hexiwear

Combined with NFC, Hexiwear can be a part of your smart gym. Bring Hexiwear with you on your morning jog and you’ll have the best possible fitness app with you. Your phone powers the NFC tag and initiates the transfer of data — keep track of how much you ran, cycled, or if the temperature outside is nice enough for a jog. NFC or Near Field Communication is an RFID-based technology that enables devices to communicate with each other if they are…

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Hexiwear turns into a magic machine

Hexiwear has already inspired great projects, like the HexiComm, designed to help you find your friends at a music festival. Even though festival season is over, the popularity of Hexiwear is not. This time around Hexiwear is the ultimate personal magic machine. With para-cord holders instead of the bracelet, you can wear it proudly around your neck. A new bitmap image of a magic wand is available on the OLED screen, for everyone out there that is still sad about not getting…

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Enhance your Hexiwear with NFC

NFC devices are used in contactless payment systems, electronic ticketing, smartcards, but also in retail and advertising — inexpensive NFC tags can be embedded into packaging labels, flyers or posters. The easiest way to expand Hexiwear with NFC is with NFC click. This recently released board carries the versatile near field communications controller from NXP — the PN7120 IC. There are, however, many innovative uses and applications for NFC that are yet to be discovered, many markets that are yet to be tapped. Hexiwear’s…

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Vote for Hexiwear at Hackster’s Maker Madness competition

Let’s see if Hexiwear can snatch yet another award. This time you decide. Hexiwear won four awards this year, including a reader’s choice award at ARM TechCon. Given the success so far, it is safe to say that it is a strong candidate to win at Hackster’s Best IoT board of 2016 competition. But, as we have seen this year in other domains where winners are decided by voting, predictions and estimates don’t amount to much. If you have been following or…

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Photo report from Electronica

This year’s Electronica was all about Hexiwear and click boards. We’ve seen new mikroBUS™-compatible products from NXP, while other exhibition visitors had the chance to spot click boards on both Mouser’s and Microchip’s booths. NXP’s booth at this year’s Electronica had some interesting Hexiwear demos. For example, look at this Smart Gym with Hexiwears monitoring the temperature and air quality. The setup features the miniature version of the Docking station on which we are still working on. It will be available soon….

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Hexiwear wins prestigious ECN IMPACT Award!

Best rapid prototyping tool on the market, according to the judging panel. Award season has begun for Hexiwear. The first honor comes from ECN. Hexiwear, was declared the best tool for rapid prototyping. Click here to see the full list of winners. Here’s more info about the awards: The 2016 ECN IMPACT Awards are the culmination of a Product Technology Awards history stretching back 60 years. Honoring our rich tradition of highlighting design engineering excellence, the ECN IMPACT Awards recognize the top…

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Hexiwear and Evothings webinar recording

For those who missed the live broadcast. The recording of the Hexiwear and Evothings webinar is now available on Youtube. Learn how to createmobile apps for Hexiwear based on HTML5 and Java Script. Evothings studio abstracts the hard part about developing for Android and iOS, with ready-made functions and libs for building a UI or communicating through Bluetooth. You write your project in a web browser, and it’s immediately deployable as a iOS or Android app (the app itself is really a…

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ARM mbed launches Hexiwear promotion: win an Oculus Rift!

ARM mbed is now compatible with Hexiwear. To let the world know about it, they joined up with the ‘Hexiwear: The Do-Anything Device!’ contest on Hackster.io.   Come up with the best use of ARM mbed for Hexiwear and win an Oculus Rift (valued at $600). The contest has already begun. You have until September 30 to get your entry! To help beginners, an introductory webinar called “Getting started with your Hexiwear application development using mbed OS 5” will be held at…

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