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The source code for the Hexiwear iOS and Android apps is now available on GitHub

WolkAbout opened up the Hexiwear apps. Hexiwear was always a part of a trinity — the smartphone app and cloud connectivity being the other two pieces. To allow you to create more ambitious projects, WolkSense has now provided the source code for both applications on their GitHub page. You can use the source as a launching point to develop your own custom Hexiwear applications. Focus on a particular functionality, or just hack the interface to better fit with your taste. Use it…

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NXP offers opportunity for hardware startups – Hexiwear program on HWTrek

Developers and entrepreneurs interested in Hexiwear can now get get evaluation samples from HWTrek, a hardware startup community. HWTrek is an online platform that connects hardware enthusiasts, professionals and those that strive to become pro. It joins creators with industry experts who can offer help. In this case, NXP is in the role of the industry expert, offering Hexiwear as a design solution. The Hexiwear program on HWTrek gives you a chance to pitch a project, and get free Hexiwear samples in…

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Writing Your First Program with Hexiwear

The recording of the final Hexiwear webinar is now available. The final Hexiwear webinar is the most technical yet. Mohit Kedia, NXP Technical Marketing Engineer is showing how to build and debug a Hexiwear project. After this hour long presentation, you will get familiar with the structure of the Hexiwear firmware. You will know how to do some basic edits, like changing the duration of the vibration of Hexiwear’s haptic motor. Or to change the default color of the LED light. This…

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Here’s how to connect Hexiwear to the Docking Station for maximum longevity

Teodor from microcontroller-projects.com (a great blog you should check out) had some bad luck with Hexiwear and the Docking Station. For us, it was surprising since our own Hexiwears got plenty of use with the Docking Station without any hazard. We spent some time trying to replicate the scenario that caused Teo’s Hexiwear to break. We tried several ways of connecting Hexiwear to the Docking Station. And while we can’t cover all possibilities and use cases, we figured out the two most…

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Upcoming webinar: writing your first program with Hexiwear

Register for the final Hexiwear webinar on Hackster.io starting on Wednesday, July 13, 12:00 PM CDT. It’s the most specific webinar of all of them – “Writing your first program with Hexiwear“. Here’s the brief: Hexiwear is the complete design ecosystem and it comes supported with open source embedded software. You can edit or write your own embedded software using Kinetis Design Studio, a free Integrated Development Environment (IDE) supported by Hexiwear and NXP Kinetis MCUs. In this webinar, we learn about…

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Recording of latest Hexiwear webinar now available

45 minutes of Hexiwear use cases – watch it to get your own idea engine running. 45 minutes of Hexiwear use cases – watch it to get your own idea engine running. This is the third in the webinar series published on hackster.io for the Hexiwear design contest. If you missed the first two, watch them here: overview of Hexiwear and enclosure design with Fusion 360. You have 60 more days to submit your ideas for the competition. So far we have 680…

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Hexiwear website relaunched, now with community forums

A central hub for all things Hexiwear. After a brief stint at the mikroe.com domain, the Hexiwear website is back on its own address: www.hexiwear.com. The decision to keep it separate from the MikroE website was made to emphasize the unique nature of the project. Hexiwear was developed in partnership with NXP, and made possible through a crowd funding campaign. It’s also open source. As such, we feel it doesn’t belong only to us, but to the entire community whose support made it possible. The…

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Infinitely expandable: Hexiwear use cases webinar

NXP is continuing its series of Hexiwear webinars. Watch it live or see the recording afterwards. Now that we have hundreds of Hexiwearians out there, hackster.io is hosting another webinar just in time. They will present dozens of potential use cases for the IoT dev kit. Here’s the description: Expand your Hexiwear possibilities with the Docking Station and Click boards. With more than 200 click boards available now, it’s as easy as plug and play to integrated click board hardware into the…

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Special offer for early adopters: preorder anything from the Kinetis toolchain and pay 10% less

Pre-order Kinetis clicker, clicker 2 for Kinetis or mikroProg for Kinetis before Sunday and get 10% OFF.Discount applies to ARM compilers too. How many times have you heard someone say “get out of your comfort zone”. Great as life advice. Not so fun when you have to suffer through the act. We propose a different pathway to growth: stretch your comfort zone from the inside. Trying out a new microcontroller architecture is not like trying a new ice cream flavor. There’s data…

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ARM compilers get a big upgrade: support for NXP Kinetis MCUs

mikroC, mikroBasic and mikroPascal for ARM verstion 4.9.0 adds support for 35 new MCUs from NXP’s Kinetis K family (ARM® Cortex®-M4). clicker, clicker 2 and mikroProg also released. Hexiwear now compatible with mikroC. Kinetis was our choice for Hexiwear for a reason. It’s a family with a well-rounded feature set: low power and high performance combined with great compatibility. Good choice for today’s connected applications. Kinetis is among the more prominent ARM® Cortex MCUs on the market (along with STM32 which we…

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