Thanks to Aaron for writing in to share this tutorial with us!
Several months ago, I went to promotional conference for a microcontroller on a whim. I’d heard about it the night before, and after some investigation I found out I could get a free development board out of it. Did somebody say free??? Yeah, that’s me. So I got the board and promptly did nothing with it, because electronics development chains are still the apple of Windows’ eye (see what I did there?)
Anyway, if you want to develop for a Nordic nRF52 Dev Kit on a Mac, I’m going to show you how to setup your machine, how to start a quick project, and load it onto the board.
There are 3 steps we’re going to go through:
- Getting the development tools installed
- Getting and updating the SDK
- Building and installing an example project.
My hope is that this is enough to get anyone developing for the board. I won’t be covering debug tools (because I haven’t figured out how to yet) or more general programming things like How do I write a Makefile?, or How do I utilize the SoftDevice to get Bluetooth? I probably don’t know the answers to these questions, but this is what’s worked for me*.