Last updated: 2015/06/04
Other 3rd party breakout breads may also be workable.
Tested with Arduino IDE 1.6.4 (we will only support this version).
You have to see this for installing libraries first. http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Libraries
Method 1 - Using Library Manager
Follow this guide:
Method 2 - Manual installation ("Importing a .zip Library")
Step 1: Get the latest release of Nordic nRF8001 SDK for Arduino.
Step 2: Get the latest release of RBL nRF8001 API.
Step 3: Load an example to your Arduino board.
How to use
The library structure and dependency: YourSketch.ino -> RBL_nRF8001 -> Nordic's BLE
Also, you can use Nordic's library directly such as: YourSketch.ino -> Nordic's BLE
Nordic also provides many examples and tutorials.
Read Nordic's BLE SDK for Arduino for details with tutorials to write your own services.
There are two Apps available from the Apple AppStore:
It is for the BLEFirmata sketch and works for iOS 6
It is for the BLEController sketch and works for iOS 7
Change BLE Advertising Name
Before calling to ble_begin(), you can make use of ble_set_name("My BLE") to change the name.
Arduino UNO (328p), Leonardo (32u4), MEGA2560, DUE and their compatible.
- ble_begin starts the BLE stack and broadcasting the advertising packet
void ble_set_name(char *name);
- Call ble_set_name by giving name before calling to ble_begin to set the broadcasting name.
void ble_write(unsigned char data);
- ble_write sends a single byte data to the BLE Central.
void ble_write_bytes(unsigned char *data, unsigned char len);
- ble_write_bytes writes an array of bytes in data with length in len.
- ble_do_events allows the BLE to process its events, if data is pending, it will be sent out.
- ble_read reads a byte from BLE Central, It returns -1 if nothing to be read.
unsigned char ble_available();
- Returns the number of bytes ready for reading.
unsigned char ble_connected(void);
- ble_connected returns 1 if connected by BLE Central or 0 if not.
void ble_set_pins(uint8_t reqn, uint8_t rdyn);
- ble_set_pins is to specify the REQN and RDYN pins to the BLE chip, i.e. the jumper on the BLE Shield.
unsigned char ble_busy();
- ble_busy return the status if the BLE is busy, i.e. it is using the SPI interface. It is for using the SPI for other components at the same time.
void ble_reset(uint8_t reset_pin);
- ble_reset resets the BLE chip using the specified pin, reset_pin
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