The LightBlue Bean+ is a low energy Bluetooth Arduino microcontroller that is programmed wirelessly and is perfect for your smartphone controlled projects! With Bean, you can program wirelessly from any of your devices.
Using Bluetooth 4.0, this Arduino-compatible board is a serial protocol that allows the LBM313 Bluetooth Low Energy module and Atmega328p to communicate both messages from the client (OS X, iOS, etc.) to the Arduino. As well as send special commands to the LBM313 to do things like read the temperature sensor and set the LED.
In other words, this tiny little bean can handle anything from opening your combination lock with your phone to reminding you to pick up Almond milk from the grocery store, to turning your fan on automatically when you get too hot. The folks over at Punch Through Design have made it easy to wirelessly program The LightBlue Bean+ from your iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android phone/tablet, Mac or PC! Check out a few example projects here!
Bean+ comes with a LiPo battery and charges just like any other micro-USB device. If you need more capacity, simply solder on your own LiPo as a replacement. Bean+ operates at either 3.3 or 5 volts, so it can talk to all your favorite peripherals. You won’t have to limit which parts you can use because of incompatible operating voltages. Additionally, with a new RF amplifier, the Bean+ can communicate with other Bean+'s from up to 400 meters (1,300 ft) under ideal conditions, or 250 meters (820 ft) to your smartphone.
Built in Features Include:
- 3-axis accelerometer
- Temperature sensor
- RGB LED
- 3.7V 600mAh LiPo battery
- ATmega 328p @ 8 MHz clock speed
- 16 digital I/O pins, 6 analog pins
- Bluetooth LE Peripheral (not Central-capable)
- Wireless programming
- 2 built-in Grove ports for easy and quick component connection
- Support on OS X, iOS, Windows 8+! Not supported by Windows 7
Note: Battery is included!
- Operating Voltage Range (USB): 5V +/- 10%
- Maximum Current @ 5V: .6A
- Maximum Current @ 3.3V: 1A
- Operating Temperature Range: -40°C to 85°C
- Maximum Output Power: 8dBm
- Maximum Range(Bean+ to Bean+): 400 m
- Maximum Range(Bean+ to smartphone): 250 m
For product support, replacement parts and warranty for all Beantalk products, click here!
Product Dimensions: 65.0mm x 35.0mm x 15.0mm / 2.6" x 1.4" x 0.6"
Product Weight: 24.3g / 0.9oz
Documentation and Resources:
Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page (no login required).
We deliver Australia-wide with these options:
- $3 for Small Items (3-7 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
- $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
- $8.95 for Express Post (Overnight for Australia Post Next Day Network, tracked)
- Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (only after we email you to notify your order is ready)
International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:
- $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
- $16.50 for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)
If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.
Our physical address (here's a PDF which includes other key business details):
Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Take a look at our customer service page if you have other questions such as "do we do purchase orders" (yes!) or "are prices GST inclusive" (yes they are!). We're here to help - get in touch with us to talk shop.