Bridge for Arduino
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with the popular open-source hardware

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Bridge for Arduino Overview

Bridge for Arduino enables FileMaker Pro to interact with custom hardware devices based on the popular open-source Arduino platform while maintaining the ease of use typical for FileMaker development. Our plug-in lets you easily:

  • Read from Arduino pins to process digital signals and sensor values
  • Write directly to Arduino pins to control various electrical devices
  • Control servo and stepper motors to automate moving parts of robots and machines
  • Display text on an LCD display to provide custom user interface such as cashbox
  • Connect Arduino boards over network to control and monitor distant devices
  • Install 24U’s firmware to Arduino to avoid having to write your own C code
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Read and Write to Arduino Pins

Bridge for Arduino lets you directly control individual input/output pins on the Arduino Uno or compatible board. Each pin can be set to work as input or output for either digital or analog signals.

By directly accessing each pin you can switch lights or doors, control machines, or collect data from sensors, such as temperature, force, or pressure. This way your app can directly control or monitor things like an automated production line.

Control Servo Motors

With Bridge for Arduino you can make Arduino board rotate a servo motor to specific angle or by specific angle, simply by passing the desired angle value to the plug-in.

By controlling motors and actuators your custom FileMaker app can literally move things in the physical world, such as window shaders, machine parts, or even push packages to or from racks or conveyor belts.

Move Things with Stepper Motors

Bridge for Arduino enables FileMaker Pro to control stepper motors via Arduino simply by telling the plug-in your desired acceleration, maximum velocity and target position.

By simply controlling servo motors your custom FileMaker app can physically move even things requiring low-to-medium acceleration, high holding torque, and precise positioning, such as conveyor belts, automated CNC lathes or cutters.

Display Text on LCD Display

Displaying your own text can be as easy as supplying the text as a parameter to the Bridge for Arduino plug-in function.

Integrating LCD displays with your custom apps lets you create fully customized hardware terminals, such as cashier or access controller, and even control multiple terminals from a single copy of FileMaker Pro.

Connect Arduino via Ethernet

After you attach the popular Ethernet Shield module to your Arduino and configure it over USB, Bridge for Arduino will let you to control the board over TCP/IP.

By connecting Arduino to the network, you can easily control it from a FileMaker app running far away, or even from different computers. You can also easily control multiple different Arduino boards from one place.

Connect Arduino via Wi-Fi

Bridge for Arduino lets you to communicate with your Arduino board also wirelessly, using the popular ESP-01 Wi-Fi module.

Wi-Fi support lets you build custom hardware devices, even battery-powered, and still easily control them directly from FileMaker Pro, without using any cables.

24U’s Firmware for Arduino

By default, Arduino boards come free of any software and you have to write your own code to make them do something. Bridge for Arduino comes with a ready-to-use firmware you can just install and start using.

By providing a ready-to-use firmware we have saved you from having to write a single line of C code, letting you to focus on your use case and easily control your devices directly from FileMaker Pro.

24U’s Firmware for Arduino

Licenses

24U Bridge for Arduino v1 End User License (Unlimited Devices per User)?
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Regular End User License.
N units purchased allows up to N copies of the software to be used by up to N users (individuals). Additional users need additional licenses even if they don't use the software concurrently. Number of devices each user can control or communicate with is not limited.
24U Bridge for Arduino v1 Device License?
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Device End User License.
N units purchased allows up to N copies of the software to be used by up to N users (individuals) to control or communicate with up to N identified devices. Additional users need additional licenses even if they don't use the software concurrently. Controlling more than N devices also requires additional licenses.

Optional services

Premium Support for Plug-In End-Users License?
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Priority telephone and email support for the client license, including remote screen access and custom quick-fix builds if necessary to resolve your issue.
Premium Support for Plug-In Device License?
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Priority telephone and email support for the device license, including remote screen access and custom quick-fix builds if necessary to resolve your issue.
Basic Plug-In Implementation?
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Hire us to implement this product into your solution. As part of this service we will spend up to 8 hours implementing basic functionality of our plug-in into your solution. Basic implementation typically includes automating of the plug-in installation and registration, making at least one key feature work in your own script, and showing you how it’s done and how it works.
Complex Plug-In Implementation?
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If you want to spend none of your time implementing our plug-in at all, you can hire us to do the whole job for you. If you are not certain how much of our time to order, schedule a call with our sales to outline your goals and requirements and obtain a cost estimate for your project.
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v1.0
Release date: December 17, 2019
  • Technical documentation
    If you are a developer going to implement this product, here you can examine its technical documentation to get a better understanding on how it works and how you can use it.
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    Windows

    Recommended: 1.6 GHz processor, 4096 MB RAM, Windows 10, FileMaker Pro 17 Advanced or newer (including FileMaker 19)

    Minimum: 1 GHz processor, 2048 MB RAM, Windows 8, FileMaker Pro 16

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    Mac

    Recommended: Any Intel Mac, 4096 MB RAM, Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave, FileMaker Pro 17 Advanced or newer (including FileMaker 19)

    Minimum: Any Intel Mac since 2008, 2048 MB RAM, Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra, FileMaker Pro 16

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