The BLE112 Bluetooth Low Energy Breakout board is one of the most popular products on InMojo and allows makers to experiment with wirelessly transmitting data to and from modern smartphones and Bluetooth 4.0 devices.
BLE, or Bluetooth Low Energy, is the latest iteration of the Bluetooth wireless communication standard and is already revolutionizing the maker and DIY electronics communities. The biggest advantage of BLE is its low power requirements which allow you to operate for months to years without needing to change batteries! Also, BLE allows your project to communicate with a wide-range of Bluetooth 4.0-enabled devices - whether that be a mobile device or a robot friend.
The possibilities for applications of this technology are literally endless. Check out this short video showcasing some BLE apps - we particularly like the sensor options that can warn of frost, low soil moisture in potted plants and proximity.
Here's a short video showcasing an InMojo seller's BLE112 Breakout in action. This BLE112 breakout gives access to all the pins of the BLE112 Bluetooth Low Energy module, making it simpler to use this technology in many projects. Soldering the BLE112 module onto a board can be a bit tricky, which is why Jeff Rowberg who put together these breakouts, offers the option of a pre-mounted BLE112 module. Jeff also offers a bare breakout board for folks who want to take up the soldering challenge themselves.
InMojo supports the Open Source Hardware Definition v1.0