Upverter Workshop – Bluetooth Throwie

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Here’s some information that should be of some help during the Upverter Workshop.

1: Setting up your account

2: Forking the Workshop Design

After logging in, check the link below. You’ll find the BTLE design we’ll be working with. In the right side bar labelled ‘issues’, there are some tips on what to do.

https://upverter.com/pch/5cba5ae5ee52b315/Waterloo-Hackathon-Weekend—Upverter-Workshop/

3: Building your design. 

When searching for modules in the Parts Library, make sure to search for “CC2541 under the ‘modules’ tab. You’ll find the three tools you’ll need for the workshop:  CC2541 Power Supply | CC2541 Bluetooth LE | CC2541 Accelerometer

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4: Connecting the Circuit.

Okay. So you’ve finished inserting your modules. Now you’ve got to connect them!

Under the PCB Layout section, select the copper, line up your parts correctly, and that’s all! You’ve just created a lightweight bluetooth device!

Here’s a Link to the Slideshow.

Follow along the workshop, and call us over if you need anything.

Upverter Tutorial #2: Learn how to do PCB layout

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Following up on last week’s post, here’s Part 2 of our video tutorial series on how to build a Bluetooth module!

Part 1
 focused on Upverter’s schematic editor. You’ll see Anandh, our head of hardware, walk through our PCB Layout and shows you exactly what you need to know to lay out any project using our tools.

If you did Part 1 of our tutorial, you would have already drawn the schematic of the open source Bluetooth module. Follow along to finish laying out the design and learn the basics of how to create your next custom PCB.

 

Upverter Tutorial: Build a Bluetooth Module

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Have an idea for an awesome IoT device? A new wearable product?

We’re excited to present the first part of our video tutorial series on how to build a Bluetooth module! If you’re new to Upverter, this is the perfect how-to course to start with: we go over all the basics of how to use our tools including part creation, the footprint generator, connecting pins to power and ground, and a bunch of pro-tips that you can only do with Upverter.

Follow along by forking yourself a copy of the design here!

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Here are the boards that we got from OSH Park! Stay tuned for a follow-up post on the finished module 🙂