Blend Micro is our first integrated developement board, we have "blend"ed Arduino with Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (aka BLE or Bluetooth Smart) into a single board. It is targeted for makers to develop low power Internet-Of-Things (IoT) projects quickly and easily.
Current supported BLE central devices:
Android 4.3 or above (4.4 recommended for stability) with Bluetooth 4.0 hardware support
Windows 8.1 with built-in Bluetooth 4.0 or USB dongle
Mac OSX 10.9.2 with built-in Bluetooth 4.0 or USB dongle
Linux with BlueZ 5.1 with built-in Bluetooth 4.0 or USB dongle
|Wireless Chip||Nordic nRF8001|
|Flash Memory||32KB (of which 4 KB used by bootloader)|
|Dimensions||43.6 x 18.4 x 4.3mm (83 x 58 x 25mm with packaging)|
|Weight||4g (19g with packaging)|
|Power Consumption||2mA (average - using Interrupt mode)|
• Find more information on http://redbearlab.com/blendmicro.
An Open Software Ecosystem
We recognize that each project has different requirements and goals. As such we have worked to provide as much flexibility to developers as possible. Our quad-core solution allows us to run numerous software solutions. From the selection of algorithms, NLP services, smart assistants, operating systems, and more, we wish to support our users. If you have suggestions on what services you would like to see us officially support let us know on our forums, or if you enjoy the work yourself, submit a merge request to our github.