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We are still working with the ARM team on the mbed official support. In the mean time, you can follow the instruction on the below page.
Thank you for that amazing project !
Do you plan on putting the board on mbed (like you did for the first BLE Nano) and do you have an ETA ?
Thank you, much appreciated!
We have examples for the Grove modules in our Grove Starter Kit set, there are temperature sensor and accelerometer.
Regarding Apache Mynewt support, kindly post your request to the Mynewt, we are sure they will try their best to assist you.
@RedBear Hi; Our packages arrived. Thank you.
I was able to get some Arduino code (nRF52 Public Release (Beta): https://github.com/redbear/nRF5x) running on a Blend 2. It would be great if there will be some clearly detailed and documented real-life examples in the near future; interaction with sensors (temperature, accelerometer, etc.)
I've also done the intro to Apache Mynewt (https://mynewt.apache.org/quick-start/), though the tutorial examples were not written for any of the RedBear BLE devices. (example knowing the correct bsp for Blend 2 or Nano 2...) - will there be some detailed documentations for Apache Mynewt as well?
Please understand that do not know the requirements of every countries/customs. We have backers asking us for additional documentation to be included with their shipments or when their custom requested, and we are more than happy to provide. Kindly let us know in the future how to minimize your trouble, sorry for any inconvenience caused.
parcel is held by customs because RBL hasn't declared anything. Must get it from the customs office 30km away. That is so stupid of these "bad hombres"!!
I received my kit yesterday. Thanks!
I just received mine today.
Thank you RedBear
Our Sales team will contact you shortly.
got my kit today; but it seems to be missing the protoboard ? wondering if this is coming out in a different package ?
Our CES demo is not using nRF52. They are our "commercial products" and we do not release the code for them.
I have yet to receive my module, but will you be releasing the code for your CES 2017 demo? https://youtu.be/lIXlsNf6ig8
Yes, although not very easy but you can handsolder the module. You can find all necessary information and datasheet of the module on https://github.com/redbear/nRF5x .
Got my stuff now, and wow, that module is tiny, very tiny, is it possible to handsolder those, or is it meant to be reflowed?
Is there available files/drawings for it to be used in kicad etc?
damn $79 in customs.. hope the contens live up to that.. ;)
Got mine last night. Can't wait to get started on it.
Have you try to connect with another Android/iOS device? You can also try to load our sample sketches and test with out BLE Controller App.
None of my devices are performing the "Out of the Box Test" that uses the nRF Toolbox. I am using a Samsung S6 Edge, and I can connect to the devices. It is showing a strong signal, but the Heart Rate App is showing n/a NORDIC_HRM
Received mine today. opened the envelope and pulled out the box. Thought I was missing two of the NFC antennas, but they were loose in the envelope, not in the box with the third antenna.
Now to decide what to do with them!
Thank you, enjoy your nRF52 boards!!
Today, l have received all stuff I pledged for !
Thank you RedBear's.
Now, I'm gonna play with it.
The nRF52 technical information and libraries are available on our GitHub page, please visit https://github.com/redbear/nRF5x.
My blend 2 arrived in Southampton UK today with it's neat NFC "lollipop" aerial. No, how does an "idiot of things" play with this device with the Arduino IDE? :-)
I am afraid we that do not offer refund.
We will open the library to everyone around early February.
I no longer want to be a beta tester...if anyone is interested in purchasing the order from me, please let me know. @creator, can I send it back and get a refund?
When the package for the Arduino IDE will be available?
No, the Proto Board does not have the DAPLink function.
Nordic is committed to support Bluetooth 5.0 on nRF52832 and will continue upgrade the software for nRF52832; you can find out the details on their website.
Unfortunately, the "long range" feature is not available for nRF52832 due to hardware limitation.
RedBear will release a new board with nRF52840 when it is stable and available for mass production, current ICs are engineering sample.
Hi, does the proto board also work as a daplink?
Nordic recently announced the nRF52840 (https://www.nordicsemi.com/eng/Products/nRF52840) and are listing that version as having support for Bluetooth 5.
Their latest softdevice with Bluetooth 5 also only works with the nRF52840. It looks like they may be deprecating the nRF52832.
Will you guys be shipping with the nRF52840 or the nRF52832? Trying to figure out whether to order the new Nordic devkit or wait for you guys.
Hi all backers. I just created a Kickstarter Campaign for my Geeks World Modular Ring.
I am a beta tester for the new Nano chip and I am designing a 26mm circular pcb for my rings.
Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
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We have put it down for future consideration, in the mean while we have to make sure the libraries and basic examples are working fine first.
Are there any code examples using Redbear NRF52832 and NRF51822 Modules with an OLED. Really want to get into wearables using these great new products
Lots of code and Libraries for adafruit OLED's using RFDuino, Simblee, etc
Fingers crossed :)
Glad to hear the progress and am looking forward to another great RedBear product
Yes, please refer to the below link for more details
Is this programmable using the Zerynth version of Python for embedded for quick prototyping?
If you have the MK20 v1.0 (*not v1.5), there is a current DAPLink version available. However we suggest you get the new DAPLink board cause all future DAPlink software updates will only be available for this new interface board and may not be MK20 v1.0.
I have the old Nano with MK20, can I reuse the MK20 for this new Nano2?
The pinout is not the same, you can refer to the campaign page. The datasheet for module MB-N2 (nRf52832) will be released after the campaign to backers.
Is the pinout the same on the the Redbear NRF52832 and NRF51822 Module?
I am designing a custom board and will be using the redbear nrf52832 module from Kickstarter. I would like to use the MK20 to program the chip.
For the programming header do I need a 4 pin SWDIO - SWCLK - Ground - Power
2 Pin SWDIO - SWCLK
Is the pinout the same on the NRF52832 and NRF52822 Module?
Thank you !!
Thank you - Great support !!
Yes, the same Arduino "Simple Control" sketch will run on the new nRF52 BLE module/Nano2/Blend2 with no modification needed.
Hi - Can the BLE module be programmed using arduino "Simple Control" sketch similar to Nano.
We would like to use this module for our new PCB design. We have been using the Nano with our custom Mobile App and everything is working great.
Due to the relatively high cost for Telec certification, we can only afford to do it if we can reach $80k in funding. We will include it in our second sketch goal after we have reached the first goal at $50k which will be announced soon.
We have run some tests based on "ble_app_hrs" example in Nordic’s SDK. The average current when data is sent at 100ms interval is around 0.160mA & 0.070mA at 250ms, system off mode is 5uA. Kindly refer to the nRF52832 datasheet for more details.
Any chance of Telec certification?
You mention the nano 2 has low power consumption, but can you supply any figures for this?
How long, typically, can I expect it to last on a coin battery for example? In both sleep/standby and with moderate use. Thanks!