Meet the OrangeBoard and the OrangeBoard BLE!

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Coming straight from the Korea collaboration fab, the OrangeBoard and the OrangeBoard BLE just joined the family of boards supported by codebender. Both devices are 100% Arduino UNO compatible, created by kocoafab a fast growing open source hardware community in Korea.

The OrangeBoard, thanks to its smooth surface, is a safe board, suitable for young children.

The OrangeBoard BLE is another version of the OrangeBoard, with the addition of the Nordic nRF51822 chipset. The OrangeBoard BLE has an on/off slide switch to enable and disable Bluetooth.

More specifically, with the switch ON,  you can enable the Bluetooth (4.0) and digital pins #4 and #5 will be dedicated to RX/TX. With the switch OFF you disable the Bluetooth (4.0) and the device behaves exactly as an Arduino UNO.

We’re very excited to include the OrangeBoard devices in our growing list of supported boards. Using OrangeBoard devices with codebender allows you to take advantage of codebender’s ease of use platform as well as our huge list of built-in libraries.

Learn more about the Orangeboard!

Learn more about the OrangeBoard BLE!


  1. jeff

    25 Jan 2016 14:15:54

    does “arduino compatible” (i.e. arduino compatibility) REQUIRE companies that manfacture boards to maintain the insane pinout positions of the “original” boards.

    Couldnt someone manufacture a board that permits DIY shields that maintain NORMAL pin spacing?

  2. k

    25 Jan 2016 19:29:59

    I guess that would mean that shields made for the reference design would not fit, tho….

  3. Bill Dwp

    25 Jan 2016 21:13:46

    Went to the website to price the BLE and get more information and it was all in Korean no English translation?

  4. bruce

    26 Jan 2016 15:01:56


    How do I make a new post? Having trouble with Chromebook

    • Fay Candiliari

      04 Feb 2016 11:06:17

      Hey Bruce! Could you send us an email at [email protected] explaining your problem? We would be glad to assist you!

  5. ed

    27 Jan 2016 10:39:29

    Sure they could, but then all the existing boards wouldnt fit anymore.
    But you could easily get a cheap protoshield with the proper pin out and put your own headers on it for all of yr DIY shields

    protoshield currently 1.19 euro protoshield at Aliexpress

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