This project is based off of the SparkFun Controllable Power Outlet Tutorial, but with the added capability of Bluetooth control using the Simblee module. The Simblee is not a typical BLE chip. It has the ability to serve up an app to your mobile device, all programmed in the Arduino IDE. So, for an embedded engineer with no Java or XCode skills, we can still have app integration to our system!
Because the SparkFun project does such a great job at describing how to hook the relay to the outlet, we are going to skip those steps in this write-up. We will focus on two things:
- Developing the Simblee application
- Modifying the Beefcake relay to work well with 3.3V