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BLEduino: Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE) made easy (Arduino Compatible)

A project in San Juan, Puerto Rico by Kytelabs

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Everything you know and love about your Arduino, but with Wireless. Small, sexy, and fully compatible with Arduino shields.
Backers: 1320
Average Pledge Per Backer: $57

Funded: $75,126 of $15,000
Dates: Jun 21st -> Jul 21st (30 days)
Project By: Kytelabs
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Latest News

Why Hackers and Makers Latest Toy is Puerto Rican

July 20th - via:
There are still a few hours left to contribute to the BLEduino Kickstarter campaign, but the operation is already a tremendous success. Not only did it reach its funding goal in fifty-two hours, but it has now exceeded its initial target by more than 430 percent. (Read More)

How kickstarter saved the day, and a friendly reminder

July 19th - via:
Hey Everyone! You really are an incredible bunch.  It's been just one day from our previous update and we already reached our second stretch goal! Yesterday was a crazy day in Puerto Rico with massive floods.  However, we have conclusive evidence... (Read More)

Help spread the word!

July 17th - via:
Hey Everyone! Thank you so much to those of you who have tweeted and shared our Kickstarter. With just 3 days to go and 4k missing for the next stretch goal we have a challenge but we're sure we'll make it with your help. Facebook / Twitter / Google+... (Read More)

BLEduino: The Easiest Way to Control Devices (and Bananas) with Your Phone and Bluetooth

July 16th - via:
It sounds typical. A small startup launches a Kickstarter project that achieves funding in record time. Kytelabs is not only the new startup that has achieved funding in this story, but is distinguished as one of the fastest growing hardware campaigns on Kickstarter. In June, they launched the BLEduino project, bucking the status quo and turning their passion for making people’s lives easier and more enjoyable into an open source hardware company that is starting something of a hardware renaissance and drawing more attention to a small island in the Caribbean. (Read More)

Final stretch!

July 15th - via:
Hello! First of all, thank you for being such extraordinary and awesome backers. Your feedback and support has been great. We’re at the final stages of our Kickstarter and we’re closing in on our second goal. We are crazy excited about making the... (Read More)

We reached our first stretch goal!

July 1st - via:
Boom!  Thanks to your awesome support we've reached our first stretch goal.  That means two things just got unlocked: 1. You can now add a t-shirt to any pledge that doesn't already include a t-shirt.  Do this by just increasing your pledge by... (Read More)

Stretch goals and other news!

June 27th - via:
Hey everyone! Thank you all so much for your constant feedback and support. It's been a week since our release and we’re finally ready to announce our first batch of stretch goals and potential collaborations!  CollaborationsThe votes are in! You... (Read More)

Vote for your favorite stretch goals!

June 25th - via:
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Video: BLEduino is Bluetooth made easy

June 25th - via:
The BLEduino is a tiny Arduino-compatible dev board with integrated Bluetooth 4.0. As expected, the BLEduino is both hardware and software compatible with Arduino - because the hardware is based on the Arduino Leonardo. Meaning, anything that runs on an Arduino will run on a BLEduino. (Read More)

Will The Computer 'Hardware Renaissance' Come To Puerto Rico?

June 25th - via:
Computer hardware startups — again — are poised for major investment. Why Puerto Rican companies might have an edge (Read More)

Thank you!

June 23rd - via:
Your support has truly been awesome.  In just a little over 2 days we were able to reach our goal.  Thank you for backing us and for all the great comments and messages.  Keep them coming, you're all great! We're super excited to see how far the... (Read More)

$34 BLEduino Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Arduino-Compatible Board

June 23rd - via:
After RFDuino, here’s another tiny low cost Bluetooth 4.0 SMART development board compatible with Arduino. BLEduino board is the merger of Arduino Leonardo and Bluetooth module, features Atmel ATmega32u4 MCU, Nordic Semi nRF8001 for BLE, and includes an on-board USB programming interface. (Read More)


June 21st - via:
Hey everyone! We can't believe the incredible support we've received throughout yesterday and today. We have been totally blown away by the support at a local and international level and are extremely grateful to have such thoughtful and awesome... (Read More)

BLEduino: Tiny Arduino with Bluetooth LE Built In

June 21st - via:
The Arduino world continues to innovate and push towards easier and smaller options for getting Arduino based projects connected to a network. Today, BLEduino launched what is essentially a shrunken-down Arduino Leonardo with Bluetooth 4.0 built in. One less thing to worry about when doing an Arduino project. (Read More)

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