HOW TO: Make An iBeacon Out Of A Raspberry Pi

ibeacon-raspberry-pi-FSMdotCOM

First of all, let’s start by explaining what is iBeacons: Introduced with iOS 7, iBeacons is an Apple feature/technology that allows apps to recognize when an iPhone is near a small wireless sensor called ‘beacon or iBeacon’ which can transmit data to that iPhone and vice-versa using Bluetooth Low Energy ( BLE ). No need to touch or bump phones, or devices. In other words, iBeacons might just be the thing that ends NFC ( or at least poses a serious threat ). There’s already two companies that are jumping on board the iBeacons trains: Estimote and PayPal.

What is Bluetooth Low Energy? Bluetooth low energy (or Bluetooth LE, or BLE, marketed as Bluetooth Smart) is a wireless computer network technology which is aimed at novel applications in the healthcare, fitness, security, and home entertainment industries. Compared to “Classic” Bluetooth, BLE is intended to provide considerably reduced power consumption and lower cost, whilst maintaining a similar communication range. BLE was originally introduced under the name Wibree by Nokia in 2006, but it was merged into the main Bluetooth standard in 2010, when the Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4.0 was adopted.

To better understand iBeacons, check out Estimote and PayPal’s promo videos below….

Oh yeah…. the reason ( some of ) you came here for. How to make an iBeacon out of a Raspberry Pi. Radius Networks Developer Portal has a great step-by-step tutorial that you can check out here…

[thx Mark]



LATEST ARTICLES



SUPPORT

We don't think that using an adblocker = piracy. That's simply not true. We use and recommend uBlock Origin.

However, as a small non-corporate website, we would appreciate it if you'd consider whitelisting FSM in your adblock of choice.

Alternatively, consider donating using the options below....

PayPal  
Monero (XMR) 43GnqUNJrTi9QyL7kEH8vM8pgWGCE6bjv1FSRipeNMM4TTeNnUVsRBb6MfMpQYxtLE7ReonxVVSXz2rFCEdW5H11LC3x73b
Bitcoin (BTC) 1Hfuq77gKKFJeNcq4EP4dQK3yDRWrFEwJR
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) qzmdm6e6q5wf2p6sxz2mst7cenz60newwc5m4e9js8
Ether (ETH) 0x5f02869278C24A6579d3820f52AD15936D6F9d69
Stellar (XLM) GDWT2QU2CI3GZ5XH5DTSU3IUAHZMTB6VQKKRHBYWS5YCCQOAG6OKG2OB
More content?  
Ads Blocker Image Powered by Code Help Pro

Congrats on using an adblocker. We mean it.

Please support us by disabling your AdBlocker or whitelist us.

Thank you! ❤️