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March 7 Bluetooth LE Sessions at ITP


Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)

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Type End Quantity
First Session (12-1) Ended Free  
Second Session (1:30-3) Ended Free  
Third Session (3:30-5) Ended Free  

Event Details

Bluetooth LE: What’s the Deal?
Bluetooth 4.0, aka Bluetooth Low Energy, aka Bluetooth Smart, holds a lot of promise for connected devices, but it’s not as friendly as Bluetooth 2.0.  What’s a service? What’s a characteristic? What’s GAP, GATT, and why do I need to know? How does iBeacon play into this? In this half-day workshop, Don Coleman will introduce the concepts behind Bluetooth LE and show working examples using libraries for node.js, Cordova, and some programmable Arduino-compatible modules using the Nordic Bluetooth LE radios.
* The first session will be an explanation of Bluetooth LE with lots of questions and answers. 
* In the second session, we’ll start to program in node.js and Cordova. We’ll talk about the differences between iOS and Android
* In the final session, we’ll look at some Arduino-compatible hardware modules for Bluetooth LE. We’ll have a few RedBear Labs BLE Nanos and some RFduinos on hand for people to share, or bring your own. 
What you’ll need for these sessions:
Session 1 (noon - 1PM): an interest in Bluetooth LE.
Session 2 (1:30 - 3:00): a laptop pre-loaded with node.js and a Cordova development environment set up for Android or iOS:

Session 3 (3:30 - 5): a laptop pre-loaded with Arduino 1.6.0, the RedBear and RFDuino libraries, and Sandeep Mistry’s arduino-BLEperipheral library. See these instructions:
About Don: 
Don Coleman is a software developer who enjoys hacking with phones, Arduino and other hardware. Don is the co-author of “Beginning NFC Near Field Communication with Arduino, Android, and PhoneGap” and is currently working on a book about Bluetooth Low Energy.
Have questions about March 7 Bluetooth LE Sessions at ITP? Contact ITP

When & Where

Interactive Telecommunications Program
721 Broadway
4th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)

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