The LightBlue Bean is a legacy product and is no longer being sold

The Bean loader apps will continue to function, but no further updates will be provided. Updates to your OS may change Bluetooth functionality and therefore may break the functionality of the Bean apps.

Hardware files are available here.

We're proud to have helped people prototype their products with the Bean, and for all the incredible things they've built. The Bean was an incredibly fun and challenging product to work on, and we will miss it..

Our goal at Punch Through is to help companies develop products. Our consulting services and software products have been growing so quickly that they require our full focus and attention. If you're developing a connected product, we'd love to help in any way possible.

Bean (legacy)

LightBlue Family

With close to 100,000 units sold, the LightBlue Bean is one of the most expansive Bluetooth Low Energy development platforms. Whether you are a developer working on the latest smartphone accessory or a Maker getting your hands dirty, the LightBlue Bean is the fastest way to develop Bluetooth Low Energy products. Prototype your product in a matter of minutes. MIDI support allows you to create musical instruments, and interact with compatible apps, such as Apple’s Garageband. Receive your phone’s notifications using ANCS, or emulate a keyboard or media remote using the HID functionality. App developers can easily integrate the Bean into their own app using the publicly available Android, iOS or cross-platform Node.js SDKs.

Program Wirelessly

I Phone Wirelessly Programming Bean

Built-In Peripherals

Peripherals

  • Wirelessly programmable on any platform, including your laptop or Phone.
  • Accelerometer & temperature sensor included
  • Uses standard Arduino Libraries
  • No soldering required
  • Support for Apple’s iBeacon, MIDI, ANCS and HID are just a couple function calls away.
  • And many more!

Things you can build with the LightBlue Bean

Bean Logo

Built in Protoboard

Small size Powered by Coin Cell battery 8 GPIO Learn More 
Bean Bean+ Front

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600maH rechargeable battery

Dual-voltage operation 3.3V regulator 5V regulator Long Range (300+ meters) Grove Connectors Addon Board Support 16 GPIO Learn More

Dead Simple Software

Powered by the LightBlue Platform

We’ve taken our consulting experience and built something for every developer. The LightBlue Platform saves you time, money and effort. Ship faster and with confidence!

Cross-Platform SDKs

Cross-Platform

The LightBlue Platform works where you do. With SDKs for iOS, Android, and OS X devices, you can build your hardware once and talk to it everywhere.

Ready-to-Use BLE Profiles

Bean BLE profiles Leverage our consulting experience in your own projects! The LightBlue Platform saves you time by implementing the features you need.