3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 28, 2016 2:36 PM by Intel Corporation

    Do I need an expansion board to use the Intel Edison's bluetooth?

    zettez

      Greetings.

       

      I am new to all this, and I want to try out different things with the BLE, for instance use the Intel Edison card with different beacons (for instance iBeacon and Eddystone). I have some questions regarding that:

       

      * Do I need an expansion board like the Arduino and Arduino Uno to be able to use the card? Or can I power up the card without any other boards and be able to use the BLE?

       

      * Is it even possible to connect to these beacons? There are for instance Android apps that can read the beacons, and I think it is possible to do this from the card as well?

       

      * I live in Europe, is that any problem?

       

      * What should I buy to make this work? Is it worth to get some other sensors?

       

      * I will probably install Brillo on the card (and get an invite to the Brillo project), will that affect the BLE or anything?

       

      Is there anything else I should consider?

       

      Thanks!