Nordic Thingy:52

IoT Sensor Kit


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The Nordic Thingy:52® is a compact, power-optimized, multi-sensor development kit. It is an easy-to-use development platform, designed to help you build IoT prototypes and demos, without the need to build hardware or write firmware.

The functionality of the Thingy can be configured over-the-air via a Bluetooth API. That makes it possible to create demos and prototypes without actually programming the Thingy itself. The Thingy is built around the nRF52832 Bluetooth® 5 SoC. It connects to Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, laptops, tablets and similar devices, and sends data to/from its sensors and actuators to an app and to the cloud. It comes with the accompanying Nordic Thingy:52 app for iOS, Android and a web app.
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Nordic Thingy:52

Source code for the Nordic Thingy:52 FW is available to download for here.




  • 6x6 cm plastic and rubber case
  • Flexible applications that allow full usage out of the box
  • All sensors and Bluetooth low energy parameters are configurable through the Bluetooth low energy interface.
  • Cloud connection example to IFTTT
  • Environment Sensors (temp, humidity, pressure, air quality color and light)
  • 9-axis motion sensing (accelerometer, gyroscope and compass)
  • Speaker for playing pre-stored samples, tones or sound streamed over Bluetooth low energy (8-bit 8kHz LoFi)
  • Microphone streaming
  • Configurable RGB LED and button.
  • Simple Mobile application development SDKs for Android, iOS (Java and Swift 3.0) and web apps
  • Source code available for apps and firmware
  • Long battery life with Li-ion battery and charging via USB.
  • Secure OTA DFU for product updates



  • Nordic Thingy:52
  • nRF5 SDK available to download

Supported products/complementary

Product Brief description
Nordic Thingy:52 app An application for Nordic Thingy:52 IoT Sensor Kit
nRF52832 Multi-protocol Bluetooth 5/Bluetooth low energy/ANT/2.4GHz SoC
nRF52 DK Development kit for nRF52832 and nRF52810 SoC

Ordering codes

Order code Brief description
nRF6936 Nordic Thingy:52 - IoT Sensor Kit


Software Development Kit
Nordic Semiconductor's Software Development Kits (SDK) are your starting point for software development on the nRF51 and nRF52 Series. It contains source code libraries and example applications covering wireless functions, libraries for all peripherals, bootloaders, Wired and OTA FW upgrades, RTOS examples, serialization libraries and more.

Software Development Kit

Code Name Version
Thingy:52-DFU-application-only-zip Nordic Thingy:52 DFU application only zip file 2.1.0
Thingy:52-DFU-complete-zip Nordic Thingy:52 DFU complete solution zip file 2.1.0
Thingy:52-HEX Nordic Thingy:52 Precompiled hex file 2.1.0
Thingy:52-SDK-zip Nordic Thingy:52 SDK Zip File with source code 2.1.0

Reference Layout

Code Name Version
Thingy:52-HW Nordic Thingy:52 Hardware Files 1.0.0