I’m happy to announce the official start of presales of the Event 38 Bluetooth Bridge, starting now on Kickstarter! This new item will allow you to use Android phones and tablets as complete ground stations, completely replacing the laptop + ground radio combination.
We will offer both a 433 and 915MHz version of the Bluetooth Bridge, each is compatible with its counterpart 3DR Radio. The 915MHz version is also compatible with RFD900 radios. Range when paired with a 3DR radio is approximately 1km, when paired with an RFD900 the range will be approximately 4km. The Bluetooth Bridge has been designed to be as simple and easy to use as possible. The unit comes with an internal, rechargeable battery so you won’t need to find an extra LiPo with the ‘right’ kind of connector. Charging is as simple as plugging the unit in to a PC or laptop with a Micro-USB cable. The unit also lets you know the status of the battery with a green, yellow or red LED.
The Kickstarter page is live now and is currently the only place to make an order. Once the Kickstarter is complete, we’ll begin accepting orders through our web store. The price will be $139 which includes the Bluetooth Bridge module in a durable enclosure and an internal, rechargeable battery. You’ll still need your old air side radio module, but if you don’t have one we’ll also be selling compatible packs for $189.
Check out more details on the Kickstarter page and leave us your comments/questions below!
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