ScoutMakes Azul

by TinkeringTech

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The ScoutMakes Azul is an open source Bluetooth (BLE) development platform featuring the nRF52840 (32bit ARM Cortex-M4 processor) from Nordic semiconductors enabling excellent Bluetooth development capabilities for your project. It conforms to the Adafruit feather format, runs CircuitPython, Arduino. The platform also has native USB support.

To enable even more integration, a 128×32 OLED is also built in along with USB type-C support and a power switch for ease of use.

The platform come pre-programmed with a UF2 bootloader and CircuitPython ready to go out of box. You can pair the Azul with Adafruit bluefruit application in iOS or Android to get going. The application includes a color picker, quaternion/accelerometer/gyro/magnetometer or location (GPS), and an 8-button control game pad. This data can be read over BLE and processed directly by the nRF52 microcontroller.

Features:

  • ARM Cortex M4F (with HW floating point acceleration) running at 64MHz
  • 1MB flash and 256KB SRAM
  • Native Open Source USB stack - pre-programmed with UF2 bootloader
  • Bluetooth Low Energy compatible 2.4GHz radio (Details available in the nRF52840 product specification)
  • FCC / IC / TELEC certified module
  • Up to +8dBm output power
  • Built-in 128-32 OLED display
  • USB type-C connector
  • ON/OFF power switch
  • 1.7v to 3.3v operation with internal linear and DC/DC voltage regulators
  • 21 GPIO, 6 x 12-bit ADC pins, up to 12 PWM outputs (3 PWM modules with 4 outputs each)
  • Pin #3 red LED for general purpose blinking, NeoPixel for colorful feedback
  • 4 mounting holes
  • Reset button
  • Open source design
  • Works out of the box with Adafruit’s feather wings

    Tutorial

  • ScoutMakes Azul Overview
  • ScoutMakes Youtube Channel

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CircuitPython 6.0.0-rc.0

This is the latest unstable release of CircuitPython that will work with the ScoutMakes Azul.

Unstable builds have the latest features but are more likely to have critical bugs.

Release Notes for 6.0.0-rc.0

Built-in modules available: _bleio, _pixelbuf, aesio, analogio, audiobusio, audiocore, audiomixer, audiomp3, audiopwmio, bitbangio, board, busio, digitalio, displayio, framebufferio, gamepad, math, microcontroller, neopixel_write, nvm, os, pulseio, pwmio, random, rgbmatrix, rotaryio, rtc, sdcardio, sharpdisplay, storage, struct, supervisor, terminalio, time, touchio, ulab, usb_hid, usb_midi, vectorio, watchdog

Absolute Newest

Every time we commit new code to CircuitPython we automatically build binaries for each board and language. The binaries are stored on Amazon S3, organized by board, and then by language. Try them if you want the absolute latest and are feeling daring or want to see if a problem has been fixed.

Past Releases

All previous releases are listed on GitHub, with release notes, and are available for download from Amazon S3. They are handy for testing, but otherwise we recommend using the latest stable release. Some older GitHub release pages include the same binaries for downloading. But we have discontinued including binaries as assets on newer release pages because of the large number of files for each release.

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