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Picture of Smartphone Arduino RBL BLE Shield RGB Led Light Controller
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This is a project I have been thinking of for a while. I wanted to have some rgb led lights on my boat remotely controlled by my Iphone.

This is an intermediate project since we will be needing to solder, which can be hard without a got iron. This project will work with many other controllers and shields.

Shopping list:

  • Arduino Uno
  • RBL BLE Shield
  • 3x 10ohm resistor
  • 3x STP16NF06 TO220
  • Led strip connector
  • RGB Led strip
  • Apple or Android device
  • 9V battery clip
  • Additional power cable for the Arduinio
  • RBL_BLE shield library

Tools list:

  • Soldering Iron
  • Solder
  • Scraps of wire

Step 1: The prototype

Picture of The prototype
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First I placed everything out on a solderless breadboard. (There are some modifications to the diagram but they are explained in the bobbles.) The only You can follow the connections on the diagram or you can skip this step and make it on the on the final breadboard instead.

Important that you remember to upload the "BLEFirmataSketch."

To import the Library: Sketch> Import Library> Add Library...

Read more about this shield hear: http://redbearlab.com/bleshield/

The Library: download library (link does not work try this: http://redbearlab.com/getting-started-bleshield/)