Nordic Thingy:52IoT sensor kit

Compact multi-sensor prototyping platform

The Nordic Thingy:52™ is an easy-to-use prototyping platform, designed to help in building prototypes and demos, without the need to build hardware or even write firmware. It is built around the nRF52832 Bluetooth 5 SoC.

All sensors and actuators can be configured over-the-air using Bluetooth Low Energy. It makes it possible to create demos and prototypes without starting from scratch. It connects to Bluetooth Low Energy-enabled smart phones, tablets, laptops and similar devices, and it sends/receives data from/to its sensors/actuators to an app or cloud. It includes an NFC antenna, and has 1 button and 1 RGB LED that simplifies input and output.

It comes with the accompanying Nordic Thingy:52 app for iOS and Android, and a web Bluetooth API app. It also offers cloud connectivity through the IFTTT web service.

It is powered with a rechargeable Li-Po battery with a capacity of 1440 mAh, that can be charged via USB. Source code for firmware and mobile apps and hardware layout and schematics are available.

Source code for the firmware can be found on GitHub here, with belonging documentation here

Download PDF Download Thingy:52 product brief [PDF]

Key features
  • Supports Bluetooth LE and NFC
  • User-programmable button and LEDs
  • Nine-axis motion sensor
  • Low-power accelerometer
  • Humidity, air pressure and temperature sensors
  • Air quality/gas sensor
  • Color sensor
  • Speaker and microphone
  • Rechargeable Li-Po battery with 1440 mAh capacity

Utilizing

nRF52832 SoC

nRF52832 SoC

Versatile Bluetooth 5.2 SoC supporting Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth mesh and NFC

64 MHz Cortex-M4 with FPU
512/256 KB Flash, 64/32 KB RAM
2.4 GHz transceiver
2 Mbps, 1 Mbps
Bluetooth Low Energy
Bluetooth mesh
+4 dBm TX power
128-bit AES
UART, SPI, TWI, PDM, I2S
PWM
12-bit ADC
NFC-A

Complementary

Mobile app

Nordic Thingy

The Nordic Thingy mobile app complement the Nordic Thingy:52 IoT Sensor kit. It makes it possible to configure and interact with the Thingy out-of-the-box and can be used as a reference for your own app.

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