[Noisebridge-discuss] Nest office move - lots of hardware hacker fare!

Anders Nelson anders.k.nelson at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 19:51:12 UTC 2016

Hi Caroline,

Yes I printed out three copies of a spreadsheet collection containing
pin/signal connections and testpoint locations for:

   - nrf51822 BLE board Rev A
   - nrf51822 BLE board Rev B
   - nrf51822 BLE board Rev C
   - nrf51822 BLE board Rev D
   - CC2541 BLE board Rev ?

For the nrf51822 boards, with this data you should be able to hook up power
and a debugger, then register with Nordic to get demo code. Nordic offers a
GCC compiler solution so you won't have to pay any fees aside from getting
a debugger. The RF PA/LNA (power amplifier and low-noise amplifier) may
need one extra line of code to get the radio to work but I think it's
transparent when using the Nordic BLE stack.

For the CC2541 boards, with this data you should be able to hook up power
and a debugger, then register with Texas Instruments to get demo code. Not
sure about GCC compiler options as they work a lot with IAR (lame).

I suggest grabbing a debugger from one of these companies for ~$50-$100 I
think which should then license you to compile and get something running.
Then of course you can make it do whatever you wish!


Anders Nelson

+1 (517) 775-6129


On Sun, Mar 13, 2016 at 4:06 PM, Caroline Margaux Lepman <
carolinemargaux at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Anders- thank you for posting and dropping off those sweet Lil boards!
> Can you point me in the right direction for any documentation you have such
> as the pinouts for those BLE boards?
> Cheers!
> Caroline
> On Mar 12, 2016 2:32 AM, "Anders Nelson" <anders.k.nelson at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi again!
>> I'm sorry but I have to change the time for my Noisebridge visit tomorrow
>> from 11am, to *2pm instead*.
>> I hope that's ok, I just completed the pinouts and such so y'all can put
>> these gems to good use!
>> =]
>> --
>> Anders Nelson
>> +1 (517) 775-6129
>> www.erogear.com
>> On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 4:20 PM, Anders Nelson <anders.k.nelson at gmail.com
>> > wrote:
>>> Hi Dorkbotters,
>>> I finally have my ducks in a row and will swing by Noisebridge in SF
>>> this Saturday at 11am to disseminate my Pirate Bootie from our office move.
>>> To recap the loot: a lot of development boards (including an octa-core
>>> Samsung Exynos), lots of USB power supplies with cables, and perhaps most
>>> interestingly maybe 500 little Bluetooth low energy boards with compasses,
>>> and accelerometers and a capacitive touch button. An IP camera, new 3-plug
>>> 120v extension cord.
>>> Anything that's not useful can go in the trash or I can take it with me
>>> and trash it elsewhere. Noisebridge CCed in case some members aren't on
>>> Slack.
>>> =]
>>> --
>>> Anders Nelson
>>> +1 (517) 775-6129
>>> www.erogear.com
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