I'm working a new board, which integrates the function of Arduino UNO and Bluetooth(BLE). So I called it FlyBlue. The idea was inspired by a friend who teaches making Arduino robot. He told that when a robot is under running, it's difficult to program a robot by a USB cable. How convenient it would be if the robot can be wirelessly programmed!
FlyBlue will be made like this:
Based on Atmega328.
Keep the USB programming interface.
Choosing CC2640 for BLE, transparent transmitting, and wireless programming.
Compatible wtith Arduino UNO outline and ports.
Compatible with latest Arduino IDE.
Using a bluetooth adapter(call it HostBlue) for PC.
Adding the adapter with digital LED for displaying paired bluetooth.
Default communication speed at 9600bps, and automatically switched to 115200bps for programming.
Default client mode for FlyBlue, and Master mode for HostBlue.
10.Compatible with Linux, Windows, and Mac
I tested the basic function based on the CC2640 evb board
And here is the prototyping board
Waiting for the components back and the testing...
I will update the info here and be gald to hear more ideas about this board.
Best Regards, Jack