Installing Tools

  • Download and install the Arduino IDE (At least v1.8). Download it from here. Do not install it from the App Store.
  • Start the Arduino IDE
  • Add https://www.adafruit.com/package_adafruit_index.json as an Additional Board Manager URL in Preferences.
  • Also add https://github.com/jpconstantineau/Community_nRF52_Arduino/releases/latest/download/package_jpconstantineau_boards_index.json as an Additional Board Manager URL
  • While you're at it, checking the two "verbose" checkboxes in preferences will help you see compilation details and the commands being used from the IDE.

Install required packages from Tools -> Board: "some boardName" -> Boards manager.

  • Adafruit nRF52
  • Community add-on to Adafruit nRF52

After this you are ready to build using build.ps1 in build/windows in PowerShell