Users are advised to use Bitty Blue or Bitty Controller from http://www.bittysoftware.com instead of this application, which is no longer actively supported. .
The BBC micro:bit is an exciting, programmable device which one million, excited British schoolchildren recently received. It has buttons, a display, an accelerometer, magnetometer, an edge connector to connect electronic things to and... it has Bluetooth.
micro:bit Blue is maintained by Bitty Software.
Bitty Software have apps and coding tutorials for the BBC micro:bit at http://www.bittysoftware.com/
micro:bit Blue will let you explore and play with examples of some of the kinds of things Bluetooth makes possible with your micro:bit. The menu contains icons for a series of demonstrations which show various aspects of the micro:bit can be used from another device like an Android smartphone over Bluetooth. Each screen has a help page attached to it which explains what the demo does and how it works.
For micro:bit coding resources which involve Bluetooth, try the Bitty Software web site: http://www.bittysoftware.com/
You can follow Bitty Software at @bittysoftware
Here are a few of the things you can do with this application and a BBC micro:bit
- Control a 3D image of a micro:bit on the screen of your phone, rotating it in space by moving your real micro:bit
- Monitor the temperature of your micro:bit's processor
- Use your phone as a trivia scoreboard and award coloured stars by pressing buttons on your micro:bit
- Connect your phone to a Bluetooth heart rate monitor and watch a histogram of your heart rate develop as you exercise. Watch the same histogram reflected on the display of your micro:bit so you can wear the micro:bit and keep your phone out of sight in a bag
- Play the Animal Vegetable Mineral guessing game
- Count things with your micro:bit by pressing button A and when done send the accumulated counter value to your phone using button B. Your phone doesn't need to be involved when counting, only when uploading the final value. You could even count squirrels. Or something else :-)
You'll need the right code on your micro:bit. If in doubt, visit http://www.bittysoftware.com/downloads.html#microbit_blue where you'll find some handy hex files available for download.