Using BLE NANO from redbear as beacon receiver


#1

Hi all, is it possible to use the BLE nano from redbear ( this one: https://redbear.cc/product/ble/ble-nano-2-soldered.html) to make the xenon a beacon receiver? Thanks.


#2

Let me ping someone that might be able to help, @ParticleD, or @mstanley are you able to assist?


#3

I have looked for information about using the Nano as a beacon receiver in a few places, including the RedBear GitHub site, and I can’t find anything definitive. Two things:

  1. You know that the RedBear stuff is not made anymore, correct? Details on availability and support are at https://redbear.cc/. Once inventory at the various resellers of RedBear products is depleted, that’s it.

  2. Maybe you already know this but the BLE API for the Gen3 (mesh) devices is one of the most requested enhancements, and it’s actively being worked on. I don’t have a date estimate for when that will be out, though. That should allow the Gen3 devices to be used in the various BLE roles.


#4

Thank you. I have found this: https://github.com/redbear/STM32-Arduino/tree/master/arduino/libraries/RedBear_Duo/examples/03.BLE/BLEScanner . In your opinion, can the redbear nano 2 work as beacon receiver with this sketch?


#5

I am not familiar enough with the RB hardware to say. You should ask this in the RedBear forum.