Feather of the Day: Adafruit Feather M0 Bluefruit LE #Adafruit #Feather @MicrochipMakes

The Adafruit Feather ecosystem is so rich with hardware diversity, we wanted to share them, one each day. Today is the Adafruit Feather M0 Bluefruit LE!

This is the Adafruit Feather M0 Bluefruit LE – our take on an ‘all-in-one’ Arduino-compatible + Bluetooth Low Energy with built-in USB and battery charging. It’s an Adafruit Feather M0 with a BTLE module, ready to rock! We have other boards in the Feather family, check’em out here.

Bluetooth Low Energy is a hot, low-power, 2.4GHz spectrum wireless protocol. In particular, it’s the only wireless protocol that you can use with iOS without needing special certification, and it’s supported by all modern smartphones. This makes it excellent for use in portable projects that will make use of an iOS or Android phone or tablet. It also is supported in Mac OS X and Windows 8+.

We have quite a few BTLE-capable Feathers (it’s a popular protocol!) so check out our BT Feather guide for some comparison information.

At the Feather M0’s heart is an ATSAMD21G18 ARM Cortex M0 processor, clocked at 48 MHz and at 3.3V logic, the same one used in the Arduino Zero. This chip has a whopping 256K of FLASH (8x more than the Atmega328 or 32u4) and 32K of RAM (16x as much)! This chip comes with built-in USB so it has USB-to-Serial program & debug capability built-in with no need for an FTDI-like chip.

The Bluefruit LE module is an nRF51822 chipset from Nordic, programmed with multi-function code that can do quite a lot! For most people, they’ll be very happy to use the standard Nordic UART RX/TX connection profile. In this profile, the Bluefruit acts as a data pipe, that can ‘transparently’ transmit back and forth from your iOS or Android device. You can use our iOS App or Android App, or write your own to communicate with the UART service.

Comes fully assembled and tested, with a USB bootloader that lets you quickly use it with the Arduino IDE.

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The Adafruit Feather M0 Bluefruit LE Guide provides all the details and use examples.

Projects:

Would you like to see this Feather in action? Check out the project below:

In stock! You can buy the Adafruit Feather M0 Bluefruit LE in the Adafruit shop.


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