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Nutcracker Challenge: Blob-Free WiFi & BLE

Nutcracker challenge: Working towards blob-free WiFi and BLE. Get your EVB now free.

Although it’s the end of Hacktoberfest, it’s not too late for an open source nut cracking challenge. This is a challenge that will benefit not only our current and future devices but also the community moving forward.

So, what is the challenge then? To achieve blob-free BL602 for the open source community so that we all can enjoy blob-free FOSS Bluetooth and WiFi on PINE64 devices. 

If you want to get in on the action and to receive a BL602 evaluation board (EVB) - which we have codenamed PineCone - with the BL602 shipped to you, here are the steps to follow: 

The following also works:

Step 1: Register or login to

Step 2: Contribute to one of following repositories: BL602 SDKBL602 Documentation or BL602 Reverse Engineering

Step 3: Check if your pull request was accepted

Step 4: Follow instructions on your pull request or sign up for free PineCone here

Step 5: We will reach out to you via email for your shipping details

Step 6: Wait to receive the PineCone (EVB with BL602)! 

Anyone can participate in this Nutcracker campaign but we only have a limited amount (approx 1000 pcs) of EVBs available, so if many people choose to take part then we’ll have to prioritise the kits based on a common-sense first-come-first-served basis. Let’s do this!