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Blinky Example


The Blinky Example shows how to configure the GPIO pins as outputs using the BSP module. These outputs can then be used to drive LEDs, as in this example.


Before you start building, remember to set up the nRF5 SDK development environment first. See Setup the nRF5 SDK for details.

Building the example

You can find the source code and the project file of the example in the following folder: pitaya-go/examples/peripheral/blinky.

Open terminal and navigate to the directory with the example Makefile:

cd ./pitaya-go/examples/peripheral/blinky/armgcc

Run make to build the example:


Programming the firmware

After compiled, the firmware is located in blinky/armgcc/_build with the name nrf52840_xxaa.hex.

While pushing the USER button, press the RESET button to enter the DFU (Device Firmware Update) mode. Then program the firmware using the nRF Connect for Desktop tool.


See Programming section for details about how to program your Pitaya Go.


Once the firmware is programmed successfully, observe that the LEDs are blinking:

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