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Zero wires. Infinite uses.

The LightBlue Bean is a low energy Bluetooth Arduino microcontroller. Using Bluetooth 4.0, it is programmed wirelessly, runs on a coin cell battery, and is perfect for smartphone controlled projects.

  • Programmable Arduino
  • Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Cross-platform compatible
Web-controlled BoE-Shield Robot with the LightBlue Bean[+]
Intermediate
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Full instructions

Have you ever wanted to control a robot from a web browser? Use the LightBlue Bean[+] (LBB[+]) to control a BoE-Shield Robot using BLE.

El Wire T-shirt: Connected to a LightBlue Bean
Intermediate
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Work in progress

A custom Internet connected shirt using a LightBlue Bean to light up the shirt's El Wire graphics.

Electronic Egg Toss Game
Easy
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Full instructions

The classic picnic game is messy, but this version will let you practice indoors.

Handy BLE app / Bean Car
Intermediate
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Work in progress

Remote control bean powered car driven with an iPhone running the Handy BLE app.

Bean Lock
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Full instructions

A Bluetooth controlled door lock

Dodecatimer
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Work in progress

Simple interval timer

Dodecatimer

Team Hedron

Wireless Bagpipe
Easy
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Full instructions

Convert a 3D-printed bagpipe chanter into a BLE MIDI instrument.

Water Detection System
Intermediate
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Full instructions

Send email alerts with LightBlue Bean using Node-RED on Raspberry Pi

Data Pyrotechnics
Intermediate
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Full instructions

What happens when you strap a LightBlue Bean to some fireworks?

Too Much IoT - Tweeting Pregnancy Test
Intermediate
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Full instructions

A connected pregnancy test that tweets your results instantly, and text messages your mom. May also be used as a light switch.

Smartphone controlled mood light
Advanced
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Full instructions

This tutorial teaches you how to make a mood light that you can change color and intensity of using your iPhone.

Tiny CapSense Ukulele
Intermediate
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Full instructions

Interested in making a tiny insrument? This tutorial shows you how to build a tiny ukulele!

Tiny CapSense Ukulele

Team Punch Through

Hypnos Pendant
Easy
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Full instructions

A wearable that promotes mindfully spending your time, which also helps trigger lucid dreams.

LightBlue Bean: Arduino Basics
Easy
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Protip

This little Bluetooth board is ideal for wearable tech and tiny robots. Get started with these projects!

Arduino Controlled Death Star
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Full instructions

A Death Star plush toy that plays the Imperial March when you roll it.

Hand Signal Vest
Intermediate
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Work in progress

Turn on your blinker with a hand signal. Turn it off with the flick of the wrist.

Touched by Time – Cyborgism
Advanced
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I have no “sense" of time - can I develop one? Tempo is a wearable device that feeds time data to my skin through vibration patterns.

Bluetooth Voting Box
Intermediate
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Full instructions

Get a room full of people to vote on a quiz wirelessly!

Play audio from SD card/Elevator fart prank
Advanced
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Full instructions

Want to prank all those business people on the elevator ? Follow this DIY prank-friendly tutorial!

Tic-Tac-LED Explorer
Intermediate
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Awesome Bluetooth-controlled bottle of Tic Tacs with every color under the sun, powered by Light Blue Bean.

iPhone controlled NeoPixel sketchpad
Intermediate
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Full instructions

Curious how to light up a NeoPixel sketchpad through your iPhone? Find out how through this tutorial!

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