I have a project in mind but I think I need some asistant to select the correct product.
Basically I need to develop an iOS app that sends info to an external device (one of you modules) via Bluetooth The board must turn on a light changing the color (Red, Blue, Green, Orange…) depending of the info that the phone is sending to the board. Thats why I thought in your products because it has Arduino+ Bluetooth integrated.
The scheme is:
Phone — Bluetooth —> (Redbear Board) —> LED & power for the board
When I thought about the project the last year I saw your Blend Micro (1st Generation module) but now is currently sold out. I like this version because it is compatible with iOS7 & Mac OSX and I though I could place a LED bulb.
Ideally the device should be integrated so I need the smallest board as possible to integrated in plastic capsule with the light bulb (LED).
My current hardware is:
- iPhone 6s
- MacBookPro with MacOSX Sierra
Could someone please answer me with the different options I have?
With the scope of the project in mind could someone please answer me the following questions please?
1- What kind of external power can I use for the board?
2- Can I develop the iOS app and control the board with my phone?
3- It is compatible with Bluetooth 4 too? (I saw in the website that has Bluetooth 5, I wonder the backward compatibility)
4- Are there any simulator for these motherboards or can I use Arduino simulator instead?
5- Do they have support? What kind of programming language API´s support?
Kind regards, Cesar.