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RFduino: iPhone, Bluetooth 4.0, Arduino Compatible Board!

A project in Hermosa Beach, CA by Open Source RF

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Worlds first wireless coin-sized Arduino compatible open-source micro-computer that talks to your iPhone using Bluetooth 4.0!
Backers: 3578
Average Pledge Per Backer: $99

Funded: $352,575 of $5,000
Dates: Mar 7th -> Apr 4th (29 days)
Project By: Open Source RF
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Latest News

Some post project - Q & As

April 9th - via:
Dear Backers, After having taken a few days to catch up on some much needed sleep, we're changing to production mode and getting geared up to manufacture the RFduino and 8 shields, plus the two new shields which were designed during the project and... (Read More)

Thank You So Much for KickStarting the RFduino!

April 5th - via:
Dear Backers, 3,579 Backers pledging over $352k! Thanks to you, the RFduino has been KickStarted and off to a strong start! Thank you so much for backing this project, it's you who made this happen! We can't wait to get your RFduinos and Shields... (Read More)

Get-It-All pledge levels

April 3rd - via:
Dear Backers, We do updates sparingly since they generate emails in your inbox, so we make effort to limit that to only when needed. :)  I wanted to do a single update for just this one subject to make it very clear for all of our newer backers as... (Read More)

microSD Shield A La Carte Pricing

April 3rd - via:
Dear Backers, You are awesome!!! Over 3,200 Backers and $300k!!!  You made this project an amazing success!!!   Thank you !!! Here is the pricing for the microSD shield board: microSD shield board ....... $11 + $1 for shippingThe $1 for each unit... (Read More)

RFduino Dual Relay Shield A La Carte Reward Available

March 27th - via:
Dear Backers, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS PROJECT!!! We have added the Dual Relay Shield as an A la carte reward option. To add a Dual Relay shield board to your rewards, please pledge an additional $22 (which is $21 for the relay... (Read More)

RFduino Battery Shield Circuit Review Video

March 25th - via:
Dear Backers, Here is a video where I do a review of the battery shields for the RFduino.  We have three battery shields and this video goes through all three circuits in detail. Thank you again for backing this project.  We have 10 days left!... (Read More)

RFduino Color RGB LED Shield Circuit Review Video

March 25th - via:
Dear Backers, Fantastic job with helping spread the word, you're awesome! I made a circuit review video of the RFduino Color RGB LED Shield for you, please see the video below, its only few minutes in length.  Next I will do the battery supply... (Read More)

RFduino Servo Shield Circuit Review Video

March 21st - via:
Dear Backers, I have made a circuit review video of the Servo Shield board for the RFduino.  Thanks again to all for being backers and spreading the word about this project. If anyone has any idea of any blogs, magazines or forums we can alert so... (Read More)

Preloaded-Sketch Pledge Levels Video

March 20th - via:
Dear Backers, This update is specifically for those who have pledged for the pre-loaded sketch pledge levels which are the $15, $19, $29, $31 and $45, as these do not come with a USB Shield which is required for loading your own sketches.  We at... (Read More)

$19 RFDuino is a Coin-sized Bluetooth Arduino-compatible Board

March 20th - via:
FDuino is a tiny board, about the size of a coin, powered by Nordic nRF51822 Cortex M0 SoC including bluetooth 4.0 LE support, and software compatible with Arduino UNO and DUE board, so you can just use Arduino sketches with the board. Bluetooth allows it to communicate with your smartphone (iPhone for now, but Android support is coming) to control motors & relays, monitor sensors, turn LEDs on/off, and more. (Read More)

Technical Video on the RFduino

March 19th - via:
Dear Backers, Thank you again so much for all your support of this project! I have just put together a video with very rough editing to explain some of the technical details of the RFduino. Please let me know if you find value in this video, if so, I... (Read More)

Relay shield board layout ready

March 18th - via:
Dear Backers, You are all amazing!  Together, we are over 600 backers and increasing fast every day!  Just as fast as new backers joining, we're moving onto more shield designs for you!  You are spreading the word, you are really doing it! Thank... (Read More)

microSD shield for the RFduino

March 15th - via:
Dear Backers, 2 quick updates.   First, we did some updates to the KS home page for the RFduino project, here is the direct link: Second, we have been working on the microSD shield for the RFduino and here are couple renderings... (Read More)

'RFduino' joins open-source RF movement

March 14th - via:
Wireless startup Open Source RF (Hermosa Beach, Calif.) has released the RFduino board based on the nRF51822 Bluetooth system-chip from Nordic Semiconductor ASA (Oslo, Norway). The board is said to enable students, amateurs and professional engineers develop applications that can be controlled from a Bluetooth v4.0 compatible smartphone or tablet computer at low cost. (Read More)

Arduino-Compatible Board Brings Wireless Sensors to Your iPhone [video]

March 11th - via:
The creator behind a new coin-sized, Arduino-compatible board says the possibilities are endless with this microcomputer that can wirelessly connect to your smartphone. The “RFduino” is an open-source, standalone board that's small enough to fit inside your projects, whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional engineer. The board runs a powerful ARM Cortex processor and can be powered by bench power supply, wall outlet, USB or coin cell battery. (Read More)

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