The Blebricks family consists of various sensor models, such as the environmental, touch, orientation, and presence detection’s ones, communication and power modules, infrared receivers, and mounting bases.
In order to disassemble stacked Blebricks, it is recommended to use a dielectric object as a lever and apply a uniform and weak force in order to not bend connectors.
The BUZ Blebrick is an actuator brick including a buzzer and a two-color LED for audio-visive signalling.
The user can set the buzzer tone, the LED color, and choose among different sound patterns.
When the BUZ is connected to your BLE-B, the MakeApp will show you the current buzzer status and tone.
Tap on the “play” icon to play a continuous sound, or tap on one of the other buttons to play two short sounds or a single long sound with the selected tone.
Tap on the BUZ icon to open the LED settings:
From here you can see a feedback on the currently set color and eventually choose a new one.
The VBR Blebrick is an actuator brick including a vibration motor for tactile signalling.
The user can set the vibration intensity, and choose among different vibration patterns.
When the VBR is connected to your BLE-B, the MakeApp will show you the current vibration motor status.
By moving the slider it is possible to change the vibration intensity.
Tap on the “play” icon to turn on a continuous vibration, or tap on one of the other buttons to play two short vibrations or a single long vibration with the selected intensity.
The WPL Blebrick is an actuator brick including a colored high power LED for visive signalling.
The user can set the brightness of the high-power LED and choose between different light patterns.
When the WPL is connected to your BLE-B, the MakeApp will show you the current LED status.
Tap on the switch to change the LED status (ON or OFF) or tap on one of the other buttons to make short or long blinks.
By tapping on the WPL icon you can set the LED brightness.
The IRT Blebrick is a 38 kHz infrared transmitter featuring a directive IR LED.
The user can set the message being sent, the transmission power and the transmission rate.
The IRT Blebrick is meant to be used together with the IRR Blebrick to achieve long range infrared communication. Therefore, IRR and IRT have to be connected to two different BLE-Bs to be used.
When the IRT is connected to your BLE-B, the MakeApp will show you the message it is sending. You can change the representation from HEX to ASCII by tapping on the button.
Tap on the IRT icon to access transmission settings.
From here you can change the transmission power by moving the slider, set the transmission interval between two subsequent messages and change the message being sent.
The REL Blebrick is an actuator brick including a bistable relay (concurrently handling two channels), two digital inputs and two digital outputs.
The relay and the two digital outputs can be switched on/off upon command, and it is possible to set toggling intervals for them as well (specifying the timings for both the “high” status and the “low” status). The two digital outputs can generate PWM signals with configurable duty-cycles, while the relay does not provide such a feature.
It is possible to set the sampling interval for the two digital inputs.
The REL digital input and output:
The REL’s channels:
The RGB LED is progressively lit up to notify power on.
It then blinks green upon relay circuit closing and red upon relay circuit opening.
By activating the digital inputs reading, the user can read their respective values.
Dimensions (naked): 32.5 mm x 32.5 mm
Maximum power: 60 W
When the REL is connected to your BLE-B, the MakeApp will show you the current relay status.
Tap over the switch to change the relay status (open or closed).