Using Adafruit Bluefruit App With Arduino 101

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The Arduino 101 has Bluetooth LE on it. This tutorial is going to cover a way you can connect to it using the Adafruit Bluefruit LE app.

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Step 1: Things Needed

Arduino 101- https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoard101

Adafruit Bluefruit LE app

IOS - https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa...

Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com....

Arduino Software - I am using 1.6.9

Libraries needed to be installed in Arduino software

- Intel Curie Boards version 1.0.6 (installed under boards manager)

- Firmata 2.5.3

Step 2: Load the Sketch

We will be using the StandardFirmataBLE sketch. It is located in File -> Examples -> Firmata -> StandardFirmataBLE

We do not need to make any changes to the sketch.

Step 3: Set Up Arduino 101

Under Tools make sure you have the Arduino/Genuino 101 board selected and the correct com port. Then upload the sketch.

Step 4: Using the App

Open the app up and connect to the Arduino 101 board. To see if its working we will blink the onboard LED on and off. It is located on pin 13.

Select the Pin I/O tab, scroll down to Pin 13. Select it as output. Then toggle between Low and High. You should see the LED blink.

Step 5: Conclusion

So thats how you connect your Arduino 101 with the Adafruit Bluefruit LE app.

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    jlavan

    3 months ago on Step 4

    Hi. Ok, I got my 101 board to blink LED 13. Now what? How can I use this to control the servos in a different sketch like a robot arm? How do I use/load this and my servo sketch at the same time??

    Thanks