The Toble
The Toble

Finally, connect and code all of your Bluetooth 4.0 projects to any computer with ease.

The ToBLE is a USB BLE dongle that affords programmers and makers maximum freedom to develop Bluetooth applications for MAC and PC.  Acting as a BLE transceiver, the ToBLE makes it easy to interface your computer with your Bluetooth project by using a virtual comm port. The dongle requires no firmware or external components and supports both analog and digital peripherals, eliminating the need for other components.

The Problem

The problem with building Bluetooth 4.0 projects is that your computer has a virtual brick wall that doesn’t allow your project to talk to it.Before the ToBLE, the only option was to utilize both a BlueRadios BR-XB-C46#, 20-Pin XBee foot print and a SparkFun XBee Explorer USB module, costing around $75 plus S&H.

The Solution

We created a seamless way to solve this connectivity problem- the ToBLE. The ToBLE breaks down the virtual brick wall around your computer, allowing you to connect your Bluetooth 4.0 project's device to any computer, be it Mac or PC. 

How it Works

Using BlueRadios' BLE Module, the ToBLE, connects through the USB port of your computer to a VCP, which enables virtual wire development. The ToBLE integrates BlueRadios fully developed API so you can be developing in no time.

The Goal

With your help our Goal is to sell over 1,000 ToBLEs and reach our goal of $30,000. With this funding we will produce and ship the ToBLEs and start innovation on further technology. The ToBLE is already designed; we ask for your support to realize our dream and further our work.

Manufacturing and Shipping

Once the campaign ends and we've reached our goal, we will place an order for the board components, start assembling the units, and then ship them to our customers.
PCBs
PCBs

Early Development Stages

Here was our first CAD design and layout.
Here was our first CAD design and layout.
This is the final version of the ToBLE.
This is the final version of the ToBLE.

Our Team

Chris, Westin and Zack
Chris, Westin and Zack

We’ve done multiple tech projects and most recently with BLE 4.0 devices. The problem that we’ve found is there isn’t a simple way to connect any of our BLE compatible devices to our computers and test them, so we created the ToBLE to make it easy for others too. The ToBLE serves as an excellent tool to service any Bluetooth 4.0 project. 

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