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Getting Started with the RF Nano

Updated: Apr 21, 2020

The Arduino of choice for almost all of my projects these days is the Arduino Nano. More specifically, the Keywish Nano with an upgraded micro USB plug. That little guy was my daily diver for months, that is until the guys at Keywish took things even further and blew me away with some new boards. Miraculously, they came out with a series of Arduino Nanos with one of my favorite wireless chips, integrated into the board! And so, the RF Nano was born. Since this little guy came out a few months ago, I have loved writing code for it! We have a few up in the shop, so if you have experience with the NRF24L01, and haven't tried it out, I highly suggest picking one up. This tutorial is meant to serve as a guide to getting anyone, regardless of experience, up and running with wireless communication using two RF Nanos. Keep in mind, any of the code used in this tutorial can be used with a regular Arduino and a standard external NRF24L01. Let's take a closer look at the RF Nano!

Some of it's best features include a really useful micro-USB plug for power and uploading code, the extract same layout and pinout as a traditional Arduino Nano, as well as the NRF24L01 integrated into the board itself! This means that we can achieve wireless communication between the two modules without any additional hardware!

if you'd like, we also cover most of this data in one of the videos on your YouTube Channel

By the end of this tutorial, you'll have everything you need to start sending all kinds of awesome data between RF Nanos, but to show you just how easy it is to get these things talking, we're going to start by generating a random number and sending it to our receiver RF Nano. Let's take a look at our send code!

Part One: Our Send Code