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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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Hexiwear 3D design files now available for download

Late holiday gift for 3D designers and enthusiasts. The Hexiwear 3D design files are now available on the download page. The package contains the complete project STL files ready for 3D printing. We supplied not only the Hexiwear casing and front mask, but also the wristband and soft cover designs. Those of you with access to 3D printers can now produce the Hexiwear casings in any color. The package also contains a STEP file for those who want to alter more than the color (STEP…

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Vote for Hexiwear — Maker Madness 2016

Eight development boards have been chosen for the Maker Madness – Best IoT boards of 2016 competition, and Hexiwear is one of them. In less than a months’ time, on January 14, we’ll find out which one is deemed best, by popular opinion. It’s been a truly great year for Hexiwear, it won four awards. Three of them at ARM TechCon, the worlds’s largest yearly conference for ARM technologies. This is what Maker Madness had to say about Hexiwear: “MikroElektronika Hexiwear Wearable…

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Love lasts with Hexiwear

Remember iBreathe Breathalyzer? It was the winner of the hackster.io project with Hexiwear. Well, Dave, the man who made the awesome alcohol detection device, has decided to share his thoughts on Hexiwear. The title of his post is “Love story with Hexiwear” and we are glad to see that it is a kind of love that lasts. ”What’s not to like? It’s small, it’s a chock-full of goodies, and it’s super easy to customize and expand — thanks to an ecosystem of…

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ENHANCE HEXIWEAR WITH GSM

By the end of this post, you will know how to receive an SMS from Hexiwear. You’ll need three things: Hexiwear, GSM 4 click, and the Hexiwear docking station. GSM 4 click is the latest of the GSM communication click boards. Like its predecessor 3G SARA, it carries a u-blox module. The difference between these two click boards is that GSM 4 supports 2.5G and 3G SARA supports 2.75G. You can get more information about GSM generations on our previous post. But this is not the…

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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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