A beacon firmware implementation (by reverse engineering of Apple's iBeacon advertising packet).
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README.md

README.md

MiniBeacon

MiniBeacon is an iBeacon (designed by Apple) implementation with CC2540 SoC.

Requirement

This firmware is designed for and tested on RedBearLab's BLE Mini development board, but it should work on other CC2540 platforms with some modifications (since we store beacon data in BLE Mini's EEPROM).

QuickStart

The BLE Mini can load the MiniBeacon firmware (MiniBeacon-YYYYMMDD.bin) via the USB update. After that, you can use Apple's AirLocate App to see the beacon.

You need to compile the AirLocate App using XCode, but you can search for other 3rd party Apps in the AppStore.

We also provides an App for MiniBeacon maintenance, such as setting the beacon UUID, marjor and minor values, etc.

To enter the MiniBeacon maintenance mode, press the button on the BLE Mini and it will wait for a connection.

*** Note that, the USB update is not compatible with Windows 8.1 ***

Compilation

If you want to modify the source code, then you need to compile it. You need IAR 8051 C compiler (version 8.20.2) and TI CC254x BLE SDK (version 1.4). They are only available on Windows platform.

Forum

Please visit our MiniBeacon forum if you have something to discuss or share.
https://redbearlab.zendesk.com/forums/23026986-MiniBeacon

Credits

Thanks @BohanLu, provides an Android version of configuration tool for this MiniBeacon firmware.

Resources

  1. BLE Mini product brief

    http://redbearlab.com/blemini/

  2. BLE Mini resources on GitHub

    https://github.com/RedBearLab/BLEMini

License

Copyright (c) 2014 RedBearLab

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.