• Connect your Beans to the cloud!

    Node-RED is the easiest way to get started with the Internet of things.

  • Windows Bean Loader is here

    Download the Windows Bean Loader now in the Windows Store.

  • Program Beans from your iPhone

    iOS Bean Loader now available on the app store.

Zero wires. Infinite uses.

The LightBlue Bean is a low energy Bluetooth Arduino microcontroller. Using Bluetooth 4.0, it is programmed wirelessly, runs on a coin cell battery, and is perfect for smartphone controlled projects.

Buy a LightBlue Bean!

Start hacking with BLE for $30.


Mobile Apps



LightBlue lets you interact with the Bean without any iOS programming. All you need to start sending and receiving serial data is to connect to your Bean. Building a smartphone controlled Arduino project has never been this easy!


Bean iOS Loader

The Bean iOS loader lets you program the LightBlue Bean wirelessly from your iPhone or iPad. Write your sketch with the optimized keyboard, then compile and program your Bean right from the app. No computer required!

Desktop Apps

Bean OS X Loader

The Bean OS X Loader lets you upload code to your Bean through your Mac. Write and compile code in the Arduino IDE and use the Bean OS X Loader to upload it to your Bean.

Windows Loader

The Bean Windows Loader is officially released! Program Beans directly from your PC. Use the Getting Started guide to get setup and start programming your Beans!

Powerful Platform

LBM313-moduleYour Bean prototype can easily take you to production. The Bean is built on our LightBlue Platform which can be leveraged in your product.

The LightBlue Platform includes the LBM313 Bluetooth LE module as well as frameworks for apps and embedded design. Contact us for product options and custom solutions.

Want help getting started?

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