OrangeLink – Public Beta

We are currently in test with 450 Beta Users please see the Facebook OrangeLink Beta Group for details.

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 916MHz antenna’s, and uses 2 AAA batteries for 2 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.

This is the Public Beta of the OrangeLink.  We have completed an Alpha test with 25 users for the last 6 weeks.  During the Alpha we identified a couple of minor UI reporting issues, and were able to post firmware updates for users to download.  This is a public BETA test with a larger user population.  Please join the Facebook Discussion Page or check back here for Firmware updates.

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 2 weeks runtime and 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(916MHz) and Omnipod(433MHz) compatible 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 916MHz (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 in future software update)

Design and Source Code:

The OrangeLink was designed and developed by Vic Wu.
[Open Source Code and Design Details will be provided after final Beta testing and release]

LED and Haptic Vibrator Feedback Indications

  1. When OrangeLink is powered on, LED light will blink Red and Yellow with a strong vibration.
  2. When OrangeLink is connected with mobile phone , a SOFT vibration is triggered.
  3. When OrangeLink is disconnected from a mobile phone a STRONG vibration triggered.
  4. When battery is low, LED light will be constant RED, and with SOFT vibration every 2 mins.
  5. 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 Super Low Battery Indication Video:


Firmware Updates: (Latest v1.7 Dec 17, 2020)

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 v1.7 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