Red Bear Labs Blend Micro Arduino Compatible + BLE Board




Blend Micro is Red Bear Labs' first integrated development board, they "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.

It features a an Atmel ATmega32u4 microcontroller, and a Nordic nRF8001 BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) chip. Blend Micro runs BLE as a peripheral role only.

It works with iOS 7 devices, and should work with most Android 4.3+ devices that have Bluetooth 4.0 hardware.

PC requirements:

Windows 8.1 with Bluetooth 4.0 hardware

Apple OSX 10.9.2 with built-in Bluetooth 4.0 hardware

Linux with BlueZ 5.1 with Bluetooth 4.0 hardware



  • Microcontroller: Atmel ATega 32u4
  • Wireless Chipset: Nordic nRF8001
  • Operating Voltage: 3.3V
  • Supply Voltage: 5V (USB), 3.3-12V (VIN) (mutually exclusive)
  • Clock Speed: 8MHz
  • Communications:
    • Bluetooth 4.0 BLE
    • micro USB
    • Serial UART
    • I2C
    • SPI
  • Flash Space: 32kb (4kb used by bootloader)
  • RAM: 2.5kb
  • EEPROM: 1kb
  • Power consumption: 2mA (using interrupt mode)
  • # of I/o pins: 24




SKU: DEV01013
List price: $34.95



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Price: $26.75
Weight: 4 g
Dimensions: 43.6 mm × 18.4 mm × 4.3 mm