Blend Micro

Blend Micro
Blend Micro
Blend Micro

Blend Micro

Blend Micro is a tiny integrated development board that blends Ardiuno with BLE to make developing IoT projects simple and fast.




Blend Micro is the smaller version of RedBearLab's Blend BLE board, an integrated development board that "blends" Arduino with Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (aka BLE or Bluetooth Smart) into a single board. The Micro is great for smaller projects, consumes less power, and can be attached to the breadboard with headers, rather than jumper cables (soldering required). It is targeted for makers to develop low-power Internet ofThings (IoT) projects quickly and easily.

Dive into Blend Micro with companion Apps for both iOS and Android, and learn how to control digital output, PWM and Servo, and obtain readings from digital or analog inputs.


Key Features

  • First BLE + Arduino board under Arduino AtHeart program
  • Utilizes Nordic Bluetooth Smart SDK for Arduino
  • Software development using Arduino IDE or codebender
  • Atmel ATmega32U4 microcontroller
  • Nordic nRF8001 wireless chip
  • Operates at 3.3V
  • Input voltage: 5V (USB) or 3.3-12V (VIN) Note:Use one power source at a time to avoid damaging the board
  • 8MHz clock speed
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energymicro-USBSerial (TX/RX)I2CSPI conectivity
  • 2.5 KB SRAM
  • 17 I/O pins
  • 2mA average power consumption
Current supported BLE central devices:
    iOS 7
  • iPhone 4s
  • iPhone 5 (all models)
  • iPod touch 5
  • iPad 3/4/mini/Air
    Android 4.3 or above (4.4 recommended for stability) with Bluetooth 4.0 hardware support
  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 7
    Windows Phone 8.1
  • Nokia Lumia 630
    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

Product Documentation / User Guide

We recommend using Codebender, an online development and collaboration platform for all Arduino users, please read Quick Start with Codebender to start playing with your Blend in just a few easy steps. Use the Getting Started Guide to learn how to program Blend using the Arduino IDE.