RedBear Blend v1 (retired) - Arduino-Compatible with Bluetooth 4.0 LE

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  • Jameco Part no.: 2261087
  • Manufacturer: Red Bear Labs
  • Manufacturer no.: BLEND
  • HTS code: 8537109060
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RedBear Blend v1 - Arduino with Bluetooth 4.0 LE (retired)

Blend is an integrated development board where they 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.

Blend is 100% compatible with sketches and Shields that work with Arduino Leonardo. The micro-controller unit (MCU) is Atmel ATmega32U4 and the BLE chip is Nordic nRF8001. Blend runs as BLE peripheral role only, it allows BLE central role devices to establish connection with.

Current supported BLE central devices:

iOS 7 or 8
  • iPhone 4s
  • iPhone 5/6 (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
  • other compatible Android devices reported by our users (please report any other Android devices supported)

Windows Phone 8.1
  • Nokia Lumia 630
  • (please report any other Windows Phone devices supported)

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


  • Utilize Nordic Bluetooth Smart SDK for Arduino
  • Software development using Arduino IDE or codebender
  • Works with our free Android App and iOS App
  • Support 5V and 3.3V operating voltage
  • Selectable REQN and RDYN pins, from pin 0 to 3, 6 to 11
  • Flexible RF RESET pin, pin 4 or 5
  • Over-the-Air download of sketch to Blend (available soon)
  • Besides the on-board PCB antenna, option to use SMA connector for external antenna (soldering is required)

Downloads & Resources

We recommend using Codebender, an online development and collaboration platform for all Arduino users.

We have also prepared a detail guide Getting Started with Blend to show you how to program your Blend with Arduino IDE.

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