Welcome to the fifth part of the “Bluetooth in Action”, a mini-series dedicated to learning about the Blue Gecko Bluetooth Smart Module Wireless Starter Kit, specifically what separates the BGM111 module from the typical setup and how to incorporate it into your Bluetooth setup. After tinkering with some of the demo programs found in the SDK, it’s time to create an application that would be useful in the real world.
Those of us that frequently travel know how easy it is to “misplace” a bag while trying to navigate through airport terminals. Part five shows James Landbridge creating an alarm system to prevent the loss or theft of an item. In this example, a Bluetooth unit attached to a piece of luggage would connect via BGScript to your cell phone. If the sensor became out of range with the paired phone (causing a broken connection), a loud beeping noise would occur alerting those in the nearby area. This product would be a no brainer for anyone that has ever been in an unfamiliar place with no trace of their personal items.
There are three different programming methods for this Bluetooth module but in this case, since we want to use the BGM111 as a standalone device, we are going to use the BGScript coding language we learned about in part 4.
We hope you’re enjoying these BGM111 module educational videos by James Landbridge. In the next episode, James will show us how to compile and flash our application to properly test it out. Good luck!
Special thanks to blog contributor @NicholasSirris