Bluno is a unique Arduino variant model. It is 100% compatible with Arduino UNO with additional Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) capability, which makes it extremely easy to prototype a device connectable with smartphone and tablets.
Bluno integrates a TI CC2540 chip onboard which allows wireless data communication and programming via BLE, Bluetooth HID emulation, configuration via AT command. The chip is also responsible for USB serial data communication which is done by ATMEGA16U2 on Arduino UNO. Bluno is also 100% compatible with Arduino UNO pinouts, so literally any project based on Arduino UNO can go wireless with least efforts by switching to Bluno.
Whatsmore, we also developed the App for the Bluno (both Android and IOS), and they are completely opensource, so that you can modify and develope your own BLE-hardware platform. Below is a quick demo video covering some of the major features of Bluno with the help of an Accessory Shield for Bluno, which will also be available very soon.
In short, you can use Bluno with any Bluetooth 4.0 compatible devices and enjoy features such as wireless transmission, master and slave settings, wireless burning, and even establishing a Bluetooth HID connection with the PC between devices.
Note: For the demo application and arduino code, we integrated dfrobot wireless libraries for the beginners. The idea is supplying a simple way for you to use wireless modules without learning the wireless comunication protocol.However, for the developer, recommend to custom or choose the protocol according to the product features or the application.
- On-board BLE chip: TI CC2540
- Wireless Programming Via BLE
- Support Bluetooth HID
- Support AT command to config the BLE
- Transparent communication through Serial
- Upgrade BLE firmware easily
- DC Supply:USB Powered or External 7V~12V DC
- Microcontroller: Atmega328
- Bootloader: Arduino Uno ( disconnect any BLE device before uploading a new sketch )
- Compatible with the Arduino Uno pin mapping
- Size: 60mm*53mm
- Weight: 30g