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Gavin SalleryBy Gavin Sallery
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Wifi? Isn't that going to be awfully fiddly?

Posted by Gavin Sallery (Creator)

People have been asking us how it's possible to configure the wifi on the Glyph.

As many of you have spotted, there is no keyboard on the Glyph, so it's not a case of typing in access codes on the device itself. Instead, we rely on a piece of cleverness which is at the heart of the hardware: the Electric Imp.

The Imp is a little microcontroller with some very special features. One of these is the way it can be configured using nothing more than a mobile phone, using a technique called BlinkUp™. To set up the Glyph, then, all you have to do is:

  • Put your wifi credentials into an app on your phone
  • Hold the phone's screen up to a tiny opto-sensor on the backof the Glyph
  • Done!

The Electric Imp gives us many other advantages, such as small size and very low power consumption; we're very happy to be working with it!

More details on the BlinkUp process can be found here: https://electricimp.com/platform/blinkup/

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