OrangeLink

$150

The OrangeLink is a compact, lightweight, RileyLink compatible device designed using an all new nRF52810 Bluetooth 5.2 System on Chip (SoC).  The OrangeLink includes both 433MHz and 915-866MHz antenna’s, and uses 2 AAA batteries for 2-3 weeks of runtime without having to charge the device.   The OrangeLink also includes a vibration feature that notifies the user when the battery is low or if the OrangeLink is disconnected from a phone app.  The design matches the same dimensional specifications as the Apple AirPods™ and fits many of the AirPods™ Protective cases and accessories.
Please Join the OrangeLink Facebook Group for Discussions

We are proud to announce that we are working with Tidepool.org.  We are donating a portion of proceeds from the OrangeLink directly to Tidepool.org to help them bring Tidepool Loop to the T1d community.

SKU: ORANGELINK Category:

Description

The OrangeLink is a completely new RileyLink compatible design by Vic Wu (Birdfly).  The OrangeLink uses 2 AAA batteries for up to 4 weeks runtime*.  The OrangeLink has totally new Bluetooth and RF processors that allow users to update the firmware from their mobile phones as new features and firmware updates are released.  Both Medtronic(915-866MHz) and Omnipod(433MHz) antennas are on board, and a vibration notification feature to alert of App Disconnects and Battery Low Level.

  • nRF52 – N52810 Nordic Semiconductor SoC ARM Processor
  • Bluetooth 5.3
  • 64 MHz Cortex-M4
  • 192 KB Flash, 24 KB RAM
  • 2 AAA Batteries (~11-14 days Lithium, ~7-10 days Alkaline, ~7-10 days Rechargeable Lithium)
  • Haptic Feedback
  • Vibration Notifications for Loop App Disconnect, and Battery Low Status
  • Both 915-866MHz (Medtronic) and 433MHz (Omnipod) antennas on board
  • Apple AirPod™ Case Form Factor (can use AirPod™ Case protectors/holders)
  • Updatable Firmware over Bluetooth
  • % Battery Status, and Battery Low Warning (to be added to Loop/AndroidAPS in future App updates)

Included in your order

  • OrangeLink
  • USPS First Class USA Shipping
  • USPS First Class International Shipping Included (up to 30 days due to COVID19)
    (You may need to pay your Gov’t Customs Import Tax when you receive the package)
  • DHL Express International – available at Checkout for 3-5 day international shipping.
  •  运往中国或香港的货物需要使用转运服务 xianfengex.com / myus.com
    Shipments to China or Hong Kong require the use of a Trans-Shipment Service

Shipping Times

We will make every effort to ship your RileyLink to you as quickly as possible.

  • 1-3 Days – You will receive an email with a Shipment Tracking Number
  • 1-2 Days Later – You will start to see the shipment moving in USPS System
  • 2 Days Later (USA Shipments)- should be delivered (7 Days Total)
  • 10-15 Days Later (International Shipments) should be delivered.  Customs seems to randomly hold packages so you may need to call your country’s postal customs office. (20 Days Total)

User Guide –

Getting Started: [Click here for Printable PDF]

1.) Press the small button on the front of the OrangeLink to open the battery lid.
2.) Insert (2) AAA Batteries into the OrangeLink, see below for ( – ) and ( + ) orientation, and close the lid.

3.) Enable the OrangeLink in your Loop Application:

Settings > Pump > Devices – Orange (enable toggle switch ON)

4.) To RESET the OrangeLink.  Open the battery lid and then close it again.

LED and Haptic Vibrator Feedback Indications

  1. When OrangeLink is first powered on, LED light will blink Red and Yellow with a strong vibration.
  2. When OrangeLink is powered on but not connected to a phone the LED light will blink Red every 10 seconds
  3. When OrangeLink is first connected to a mobile phone, a SOFT vibration is triggered.
  4. When the OrangeLink is connected to a mobile phone, LED light will blink Yellow every 10 seconds
  5. When OrangeLink is disconnected from a mobile phone a STRONG vibration is triggered.
  6. When battery is low, LED light will be constant RED, and with SOFT vibration every 2 mins.
  7. When the OrangeLink has a “super low” battery, the voltage is too low to trigger constant RED and SOFT vibration, you will see the OrangeLink repeatedly (connect then disconnect) from the phone (See below for Super Low Indication)

OrangeLink Loop Patch Page:
Patch your Loop code to enable new features for OrangeLink. (Not required to use the OrangeLink, but adds some additional features)
https://getrileylink.org/orangelink-loop-patch

OrangeLink Super Low Battery Indication Video:

OrangeLink Top Lid Hinge Rod and Spring Assembly:

Here’s a video showing how to reassemble your OrangeLink if you’ve managed to break the top lid off.

Firmware & Software

Firmware Updates: (Latest v2.1 Jan 19, 2021)

The OrangeLink’s nRF52 Processor allows users to update the firmware using their Mobile Phones.

  1. Download the nRF Connect App from Nord Semi in the Apple Store or available on  Google Play Store as “nrf connect for mobile”
  2. Download the latest OrangeLink firmware DFU File to your iPhone

    [Download Latest OrangeLink v2.1 Firmware Here]

  3. Disconnect the OrangeLink from your Loop App  (OrangeLink will Vibrate on Disconnect)
  4. [Connect] to the OrangeLink using the nRF Connect App (OrangeLink will Vibrate on Connect)
  5. Swipe right to the [DFU] screen in the nRF App [Open Document Picker] and select the Firmware Zip File
  6. [Start] the firmware update.  When finished, exit the app and Re-Connect in Loop App

Update Firmware Video iPhone

Update Firmware Video Android

Design & Source Code

The OrangeLink was designed and developed by Vic Wu.
[Open Source Code and Design Details will be provided here ]

Loop/AndroidAPS Code Modifications to use New Features:

OrangeLink Loop Workspace Patch (Dedicated Page)

  • Disables MySentry Packets in Loop for OrangeLink battery life improvement for users with Medtronic x22/x54 pumps
  • Adds Battery Level Status % Display
  • Adds OrangeLink Firmware Version Listing
  • Adds Test commands to test Yellow and Red LED’s, and the Haptic Motor
    (These are to test the device not permanently disable the features (yet). Patience is a virtue.)

Battery Status Indication:
Loop: Adding Battery Status to Loop (Developed by EmaLink Designer Sorin Kupas-Spunei )
AndroidAPS: In Release v2.8 for OmniPod and Medtronic Drivers

MySentry Disable for Medtronic 754/723/554/523:
Medtronic x54 and x23 pumps have a feature called MySentry which initiates broadcasts from the Pump at predetermined intervals.  This requires the OrangeLink or any RileyLink Compatible device to “listen” continuously for these messages.  This “listening” for messages prevents the OrangeLink from powering-off the Radio chips on the board to conserve power.  With the power to the radio chips on all the time the OrangeLink will only last a few days on a pair of batteries.   It is highly recommended if you’re using a Medtronic 754/723/554/523 pump to disable MySentry in your Apps Code.

Disable MySentry In Loop and FreeAps (Developed by EmaLink Designer Sorin Kupas-Spunei)