For this week’s assignment, we had to design a system that uses beacons.
Together with Alejandro we thought of an idea of building a beacon system for products where as a user you can access the manufacturer or user history data of specific products through a physical web link provided by the beacon of the product.
Let’s think you come across a ping pong table you really like and you want to know more about the product you just found. With our system, you would have to point the product with your mobile phone and search for the link that the product provides. Through this link, you would be able to access to the product details, specifications, and retailers. Also as a recurrent user of the product, you would be able to save data to that specific products, for instance in the ping pong table, this data could be the history of scores, comments, images and so on.
Bluetooth Light controlled by app & clap
Bluetooth services are assigned a number, but are the way these numbers function, or the data they send, fundamentally different from each other? I remember you mentioning that data being sent over LE compared to classic is fundamentally different, but what about the variety of different services among LE?
Based on the scan results can you determine what devices they are?
With some results
Who owns the devices?
This is only evident if the owner’s name is listed in the BT address
Can you connect to them?
Some of them
Could you track people based on the scan results?
Could people track you based on your Bluetooth devices?
Yes, I realized I had my bluetooth signal advertising from my computer. I hadn’t turned it off for a month and a half.
Think about you where you could use Bluetooth LE. What projects could you build? Could you add Bluetooth LE to an existing project?
Bluetooth was used in the smart cane project I developed in physical computing.