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SXSW 2017

Hands-on Bluetooth Workshop

You’ve heard about Bluetooth technology and its low energy functionality but do you understand how it works? In this workshop we will build a Bluetooth device you can control from your phone.

Bluetooth concepts like services & characteristics will be covered while we build the hardware & software. The peripheral will be built with Arduino-compatible hardware using open source libraries and tools. No soldering will be required.

Participants should bring a laptop and are encouraged to bring an iPhone or Android with Bluetooth 4.0. Familiarity with at least one programming language is helpful but not required.

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  1. What are the differences between the different versions of Bluetooth technology?
  2. What are the services and characteristics of Bluetooth with low energy functionality?
  3. Why don’t I need to pair a device that has the low energy feature of Bluetooth?



Don Coleman, Dir, Chariot Solutions

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  • Tags: bluetooth, arduino, iot
  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Workshop
  • Track: Development & Code
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner
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