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Make Hexiwear apps with Java Script (+ more alternative cloud solutions)

Clouds are gathering around Hexiwear, but in a good way. Make Java script apps for Hexiwear using Evothings – a mobile application platform for the Internet of Things. A recently published blog post on Hackster.io explains how. In brief, you will have to download the free Evothings Studio along with the Evothing Viewer app for smartphones (available both for Android and iPhone). What’s interesting is that the Evothings smartphone App syncs in real time with the PC app. The features is demonstrated…

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New Hexiwear resources on GitHub (including tools for creating OTAP image files)

Now that we have several ongoing Hexiwear programs running at once (Hackster, HWTrek, Design Spark), there’s a need to start answering specific technical questions.   We started by updating the GitHub page with two documents. One topic that wasn’t covered so far in our manuals and how-to guides are the specifications of how the K64 MCU communicates with the Bluetooth KW40 inside Hexiwear. This is now addressed in detail in the “Hexiwear UART messaging API” guide. You can read in the documentation…

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MCU on Eclipse: Teardown of Hexiwear, the hackable ‘Do-Anything’ Device

Hexiwear reviewed by an Eclipse expert. MCU on Eclipse is a popular blog written by Erich Styger – a Software Manager at NXP who also teaches Embedded Systems Programming at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. It’s mainly focused on the Eclipse IDE but as lately it has a lot of cooking content on it. If you go to the front page of the blog and scroll down a bit, a little below the guide on preparing Salmon on cedar…

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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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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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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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