I have two Photon devices currently hard wired to a number of sensors; mainly environment data.
The wiring is getting out of control and I want to switch to BLE sensors.
I thought the logical direction was to use a Bluz gateway shield, but it seems it is strictly designed to talk to Bluz DKs.
While I could use a DK, I think it is too powerful and physically big for what I need.
I have searched other posts both on the Photon and the Bluz side and I was not able to find a solution to what I am
trying to do; at least not in enough details for me to implement directly.
Most solutions deal with phone or tablet apps, but I am using the Photons.
I found a post about the Bluz Coin, but it seems that it is not a real product (yet?).
I really like this device from Cypress that requires no battery: BLE temperature sensor beacon
Can anyone tell me if the GWS will recognize this beacon and gather the sensor data? There is plenty of documentation for this sensor, but I don’t know what is relevant.
I might get away with one Photon+GWS to read all the sensors (5 for now), but I am thinking of adding other tasks that would require more I/O pins. I may need to add a second Photon+GWS. Is there an issue with more than one central
BLE controller? Is there a way to force each GWS to only pair to specific BLE beacons or peripherals?
I know it’s a lot to ask in one post. It seems like a logical progression for Bluz… referring to the Coin.