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Bluno Beetle V1.1 – Bluetooth 4.0 BLE Module

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The Bluno Beetle Bluetooth 4.0 BLE Module is one of the smallest Bluetooth modules in the world, ideal for making your own "Smart Tech" wearables.

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It’s no secret that we love Arduino, and we’re always on the lookout for exciting new Arduino-based products that can help us build amazing Electronics as well as mechanical projects. This is why we’re so eager to tell you all about the Bluno Beetle V1.1, which is essentially an Arduino UNO with Bluetooth 4.0 BLE built in to make your life as an end-user as easy as possible. In fact, this board is even complemented by an application for both Android and iPhone smart devices, which enables users to program and control the board wirelessly from a mobile device!

The Bluno Beetle V1.1 utilises the CC2540 Bluetooth Chip for BLE Communications and features extremely similar features to a standard UNO board, but has been designed with students and hobbyists in mind, ensuring that it’s both compact and very affordable compared to the plethora of similar boards on the market. So if you’re looking for a great little microcontroller that focuses on functionality, ease-of-use and affordability, the Bluno Beetle V1.1 is the one for you.


Bluno Beetle V1.1 Bluetooth 4.0 BLE Module  -  Technical Specifications:

  • Bluetooth Chip

– CC2540

  • Sensitivity

– -93dBm

  • Operating Temperature

– -10° to +85°C

  • Maximum Comm’s Distance

– 50m (Open Environment)

  • Microcontroller

– ATMega328P

  • Clock Frequency

– 16MHz

  • Operating Voltage

– 5V DC

  • Digital Pins

– 4

  • Analog Pins

– 4

  • PWM Outputs

– 2

  • UART Interface

– 1

  • I2C Interface

– 1

  • Micro USB Interface

– 1

  • Power Ports

– 2

  • Dimensions

– 28.8 x 33.1mm

  • Weight

– 10g


Typical Applications for Bluno Beetle V1.1 – Bluetooth 4.0 BLE Module:

Because the Bluno Beetle V1.1 Bluetooth 4.0 BLE Module is based on the Arduino UNO design, it is incredibly diverse in its potential use cases. And while the main feature of this board is the Bluetooth 4.0 BLE capability, it can do many of the standard functions that a typical basic microcontroller or Development Board can – only with added wireless control. And if you’re ever stuck for ideas on what to make with this great little board, simply visit the wiki that we’ve linked below and start exploring the many great functions and possibilities that it offers.


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Bluno Beetle V1.1 – Bluetooth 4.0 BLE Module

Bluno Beetle V1.1 – Bluetooth 4.0 BLE Module

As self-proclaimed “Robo-holics”, DFRobot is a company comprised of over 100 staff members, of which 30% are engineers who love to build robots. It was started in 2008 with the goal of embracing and promoting open-source hardware, with a core focus on Arduino, Raspberry Pi and their very own LattePanda development boards. Since then, DFRobot have manufactured over 1300 unique modules, sensors and components that all work together and complement each other, allowing users like us to enjoy a full spectrum of cutting edge robotics and electronics without having to pay premium prices.

With the primary goal of developing and manufacturing great quality products, while making them accessible to as many people as possible, DFRobot are rapidly becoming one of the most common-place brands in the world of open-source robotics and electronics. With more than 1300 products developed in-house, and an impressive range of different categories and specialisations, there are few brands in the world who can compete in terms of quality, accessibility and genuine innovation.