BLE-Shield v2.0.0 ready for Beta testing

Hello everyone,

the BLE-Shield v2.0.0 now entered Beta Testing state. It is almost finished, but I want to get some makers the possibility to get an early access hands-on before it will be manufactured and available globally. The product description is already available in the Hardware section of this blog: The test sketches for Arduino UNO R3 and the Leonardo are available on github already:

It might be worth reading the product description, since the board has some great new features to upgrade it’s firmware easily. Stay tuned for global availability in a few weeks and for iBeacon and ANCS firmware upgrades.

Thanks for reading,



8 Responses to BLE-Shield v2.0.0 ready for Beta testing

  1. Andrew Herring October 23, 2013 at 09:43 #

    I don’t understand BLE protocols but a friend is working on a project and needs to use Serial Port Protocol, is this supported with any BLE Shield?

    • Michael Kroll October 25, 2013 at 11:37 #

      The BLE-Shield is ssomehow using a serial protocol, but in BLE there is no SPP as in classic bluetooth available as far as I know.

  2. Vincent Gao November 6, 2013 at 04:35 #

    Hello Dr. Kroll,
    May I request one of your BLE shields as a beta testers?


    • Michael Kroll November 6, 2013 at 08:18 #

      Hello Vincent,
      sorry but there are no more beta test shields available.

      • Vincent Gao November 6, 2013 at 19:53 #

        Anywhere online that I could get the 2.0 shield?
        The one on SeeedStudio is 1.0?


        • Michael Kroll November 6, 2013 at 20:01 #

          The BLE-Shield v2.0.0 is in production. v1.0.0 discontinued. Stay tuned for availability.

  3. Martin November 24, 2013 at 08:08 #

    Hi, i have problem with ios7 an ble shield app.. When i start app ble shileld discovred.. But when i click to ble shield 003033, app frozen show connecting but stop work.. Can you help me?? Test on ipad 3th generation ios7.0.4. Thanks for reply, Martin

    • Michael Kroll November 24, 2013 at 13:39 #

      Hello Martin,
      sorry the App Code on github was not yet tested with iOS7 since it was part of the Kickstarter reward one year ago. I will test the app with both Shield Versions 1 and 2 as well as the BLEBee and update the code during the next week or two.


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