Blebricks: istant prototyping platform for IoT, smart sensors and RFID

Internet of Things is for everyone, finally.

Blebricks are smart bricks allowing anybody to create new Wi-Fi devices. Thanks to our patented technology, simple and fast, no electronics or programming skills are required.

How it works?

Each Blebrick features a special function among a wide range of sensors and actuators such as motion sensors, environmental sensors, CO2 sensors, infrared sensors, air quality sensors – just to mention a few of them.

Blebricks are able to auto-configure when connected to each other and your prototype is ready in less than a minute!
You can see sensors data and interact with them locally – with your smartphone – through our MakeApp for Android devices.
Moreover, you can create your own app with MIT App Inventor.
Finally, you can interact with your Blebricks wherever you are, by simply connecting them to Internet and accessing to Bricksboard.

The key advantage of such an innovative technology is a massive reduction (even more than 90%) in development time and costs from concept to production.
In addition, the ultra-low power design makes Blebricks suitable for the development of battery-powered and wearable devices.

The modular design of Blebricks let us offer an optimized service for product industrialization (i.e. creating a more compact, performant, reliable and cost effective solution starting from the proto version): find out our Fast Route to Production!

Blebricks family
Click on the following Blebricks components to find out all functions available
BLE-B
Bluetooth® and NFC

Bluetooth® Low Energy and NFC communication

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BLE-B
Bluetooth® 5.0 and NFC

Bluetooth® 5.0 and NFC communication

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SFX
Sigfox

Sigfox LP-WAN communication module

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BLE-BEACON
Bluetooth®

Bluetooth® Low Energy communication

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BLE5-BEACON
Bluetooth® 5.0

Bluetooth® 5.0 communication

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ENV
Air quality
PRT
Atmospheric pressure
RHT
Humidity
UVA
UV light
RGB
Colours
SMS
Soil moisture
POW
Small dust monitoring

Small dust sensor

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CO2
CO2 monitoring

CO2 sensor

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IMU
Orientation
PDM
Presence detection
CAP
Touch detection
IRR
Infrared receiver
BUZ
Buzzer
VBR
Vibrator
WPL
Colored LED
IRT
Infrared transmitter
REL
Relay
RPS
Rechargeable battery
SPS
Battery
XPS
Battery

Power supply module with AA battery with support for additional sources

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IB2
Two positions mounting base

Two positions horizontal mounting base

IB3
Three positions mounting base

Three positions horizontal mounting base

scroll bases
PCB
Breadboard
FIX
Versatile support

Mounting support for different surfaces with magnet, mounting holes and bracelet slit

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BLUETOOTH® LOW ENERGY
Bluetooth® 4.2 and 5.0

Reliable and fast communication with low power consumption using Bluetooth® v4.2/Long range, extended advertising and high speed communication with Bluetooth® 5

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lp-wan
Sigfox, NB-IoT

Remote connectivity: you can directly connect to Internet with SFX - Sigfox (or NBT-NBIOT coming soon). Thanks to Brickboard you can control your sensors everywhere.

gateway
Wi-Fi / Ethernet

Blebricks connect to Internet with Gateway or your smartphone (coming soon)

near field communication

NFC tag emulation allowing read and write operations via NFC or Bluetooth®

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BLE-B

The basic BLE-B

What’s BLE-B?

The BLE-B is a smart device with Bluetooth® Low Energy communication and self-configuration, allowing it to take advantage of any feature coming from the Blebricks it is connected to, whether sensors, actuators or communication modules with direct connection to the Internet (e.g. LP-WAN modules).

The BLE-B can be configured with our Software Suite (including on line apps and tools). It is able to notifying the smartphone in case of polluted air, advising when plants need some water or triggering a series of events to prove your innovative concept, just in a moment!

Moreover, the BLE-B features extra functions such as data logger, indoor localization and RTLS, low power mode, over-the-air firmware update and many others, making it a one of a kind device, and definitely a step ahead the other rapid prototyping platforms and beacons available on the market.

Good news for smart automation addicted: our BLE-B is compatible with the IFTTT service (If This Then That) as well, allowing automation of all kinds of smart devices available on the market. The IFTTT capabilities range from opening an app or turning on a device, to full home automation management (lighting, heating and appliances) just to name a few.

Finally yet importantly, our BLE5-B is the Bluetooth® 5.0 version of the BLE-B, featuring a massive communication range extension, advertising throughput and transmission speed.

f l e x i b i l i t y
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expandibility

Immediate interlocking connection with sensors and actuators from Blebricks' family

unbounded
interactions

Simultaneous data exchange between any number of Bluetooth® devices

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direct
interactions

Create an autonomous IoT environment configuring your BLE-Bs with simple if-this-then-that conditions

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quuppa
rtls

Innovative indoor real time location experience, featuring all of our Blebricks sensors

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data logger

Settable periodic data storage in the BLE-B memory that can be read via app

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update

Always keep your BLE-B updated downloading the latest firmware release via Bluetooth®

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full
customization

Remotely set your preferred advertising and observing intervals, transmission power and many other parameters

sentry mode

A BLE-B function to detect its distance from another BLE-B and activate the direct interactions.

h a r d w a r e
rgb led

RGB LED with adjustable colors and brightness

temperature sensor

Built-in temperature sensor

button

Press, release and long press detection

I/O pins

4 general purpose I/O pins, accessible via Bluetooth®

analog inputs

2 analog input pins with internal analog-to-digital converter

pulse width modulation

PWM driver for output signals with configurable duty-cycles

onboard intelligence

32-bit ARM Cortex M4F processor

flash memory

Onboard memory for message and user configuration storage

E X P A N D I B I L I T Y
ACCELEROMETER

Stack the IMU to add a 3-axes accelerometer!

COLOR DETECTOR

Stack the RGB to add a light sensor with colors detection!

UV LIGHT

Stack the UVA to add a UV light sensor!

INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Stack the ENV to add an Indoor Air Quality sensor!

HUMIDITY

Stack the RHT to add an humidity sensor!

RELAY

Stack the REL to add a bistable relay!

BAROMETER

Stack the PRT to add an atmospheric pressure sensor!

GYROSCOPE

Stack the IMU to add a 3-axes gyroscope!

ORIENTATION

Stack the IMU to add a three-dimensional orientation sensor!

SOIL MOISTURE

Stack the SMS to add a soil moisture sensor!

DISTANCE METER

Stack the PDM to add a laser ranging sensor for accurate distance measurement!

PRESENCE DETECTOR

Stack the PDM to add a presence detection sensor!

OBSTACLES DETECTOR

Stack the PDM to add an obstacles detection sensor!

LEVEL METER

Stack the SMS to add a liquids level sensor!

TOUCH DETECTOR

Stack the CAP to add a touch sensor!

SIGFOX COMMUNICATION
VIBRATION

Stack the VBR to add a vibration motor!

ACOUSTIC SIGNAL

Stack the BUZ to add a buzzer capable of playing different tones!

HIGH INTENSITY LED

Stack the WPL to add a high-intensity colored LED!

INFRARED COMMUNICATION

Use the IRR and the IRT to add long range infrared data communication!

SMALL DUST MONITORING

Add POW to monitor the small dust concentration!

CO2 MONITORING

Stack the CO2 to detect the existence of carbon dioxide in the air!

MAGNETOMETER

Stack the IMU to add a 3-axes magnetometer!