[riot-devel] [GSOC] Introduction and Getting Started

Hauke Petersen hauke.petersen at fu-berlin.de
Fri Mar 6 09:48:18 CET 2015

Hi James,

welcome to RIOT!

Best flesh out your ideas on this mailing list. This is exactly where we 
discuss this kind of ideas and here you will get the best possible 

For BLE hardware I would suggest the Nordic SoC (NRF51822). This cpu is 
already supported by RIOT and it allows you to get started with BLE 
right away, without having to port RIOT to some new hardware first. But 
before you actually look into a specific platform, I would highly 
recommend to design and discuss your overall architecture first!

To get started with the code base, I would recommend to look at the 
Github issues labeled as 'Newbie-Task-Candidate' and see if there is 
something you find interesting. Don't hesitate to ask for more 
information right in the Github issue if something is unclear.

Looking forward to hear more about your concrete plans!


On 04.03.2015 20:09, James Hollister wrote:
> Hi, my name is James Hollister and I'm interested in applying for 
> Google Summer of Code. I'm currently a student at University of 
> California, Riverside with an interest in programming for embedded 
> systems.
> I'd like to work on the Support for Bluetooth Low Energy idea, who 
> should I talk to in order to flesh out my ideas for getting this done 
> and make sure I'm on the right track? Also, what hardware is 
> recommended for this? I currently own a STM32F4 Discovery but I do not 
> have any BLE modules for it so I'm thinking I should buy an nrf51822 
> or similar.
> Finally, do you have an issue that you can recommend that would give 
> me the best introduction to the code base?
> Thanks,
> James Hollister (IRC: jhollister)
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