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Letterkenny Institute of Technology and BLE buildathon



During semester one, first year students from the Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering courses at Letterkenny Institute of Technology undertake the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Robot Build & App Development project as part of the Introduction to Electronic Engineering module.


Each student builds their own Bluetooth controlled robot and develops an app for their Android or iOS smartphone or tablet to control the robot. The PSoC 4 BLE microcontroller by

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation ( an Infineon technology company, is the brain of the robot. The Cypress PSoC 4 BLE device is a programmable embedded system-on-chip that integrates a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio.


The app was developed using  Thunkable  For more information check out


Students were allocated 4 hours for app development and 2 hours for robot build & test, completed over the duration of the semester under the guidance of Electronics Lecturer Martin Bradley and Senior Technical Officer James Molloy.


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#Lyit #Electronicengineering #Mechanicalengineering #STEM #Robotics #Donegal #yourfutureourfocus

ETTA Engineering Technology Teachers Association, Infineon Technologies AG


About the Author
Patrick Kane is the director of the Cypress University Alliance Program. This program is dedicated to partnering with academia and universities to ensure that professors and students have access to the latest Cypress PSoC technology for use in education and research.