Member #216164

Member Since: April 5, 2011

Country: United States

  • Currently I am using the RedBearLabs nano which uses the Nordic ARM based chip. It is a little more expensive but I can use my choice of 3 different development environments including Arduino, mbed and raw C/C++ with Nordics freely available SDK. TI clearly realized their mistake which explains the new ARM based offering with true open source support. Meanwhile this board is not useful for a maker on a budget (I.e. no $3k) who needs to customize the firmware for standalone use. It is a great BLE peripheral for an Arduino. It should only be sold that way.

  • These old 8051 based TI modules are useful if you are happy with the built in software. That's fine if you just want a wireless serial port to another processor. If you need anything beyond this limited functionality it requires the $3000 tool chain to access the proprietary SDK. This not a I rules police issue. It is a major limitation which isn't mentioned in the listing. I didn't figure this out until after I bought a bunch of them from a different vendor which are now useless to me. The reaction you are seeing is from people who have been burnt.

No public wish lists :(