February 22, 2022


Develop a Wireless Remote Controller with nRF Connect for VS Code

In this webinar we will teach you the basics of nRF Connect for VS Code; Nordic's extension to the popular VS Code IDE. It is the preferred IDE to use together with Nordic's nRF Connect SDK.
At the end of the presentation you will be able to create your own wireless remote controller using the nRF52840 DK and an nRF52840 Dongle as a receiver; allowing you to mute/unmute Teams by the touch of a button!

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Win an nRF52840 Bundle!

Nordic Semiconductor is giving away an nRF52840 DK and nRF52840 Dongle to 3 lucky webinar participants. Register and attend the event live to get your name in the drawing to win!

Webinar Overview

45 Minute Presentation |15 Minute Live Q&A

In this 1-hour webinar you'll learn:

o How to get started with nRF Connect for VS Code

o Project configuration

o How to add modules and functionality from different examples

o Debugging

Plus watch a live wireless remote demo using the nRF52840 development kit. 

Recreate the Wireless Remote Demo

This webinar will include a hands-on wireless remote controller demo using the nRF52840 DK and nRF52840 Dongle. If you'd like to recreate the demo yourself, follow the steps below. Note, the nRF5340 DK can be substituted for the nRF52840 DK in this application.

Download the Dev Tools

Watch the Instructional Videos

Download the Demo Code

Get the Hardware

For remote: 

nRF Command Line Tools:

Watch videos 1-4 on Nordic's nRF Connect for VS Code tutorials YouTube playlist.

Demo code example for wireless remote demo:

For receiver:

nRF Connect for Desktop:

About the Hardware

nRF52840 DK

The nRF52840 DK is an affordable single-board development kit for Bluetooth® 5, Bluetooth mesh, Thread, Zigbee, ANT, 802.15.4 and 2.4 GHz proprietary applications using the nRF52840 multi-protocol SoC. The nRF52840 DK also supports development for the nRF52811. 

The kit is compatible with the Arduino Uno Rev3 standard making it possible to use a wide range of 3rd-party shields during development. The kit has access to all I/Os (48) and interfaces via connectors and there is an integrated PCB trace antenna and an RF connector for direct RF test measurements. There is also a connector for an external NFC antenna (included in kit).  Learn More

nRF52840 Dongle

The nRF52840 Dongle is a small, low-cost USB dongle that supports Bluetooth 5, Bluetooth mesh, Thread, ZigBee, 802.15.4, ANT and 2.4 GHz proprietary protocols. The Dongle is the perfect target hardware for use with nRF Connect for Desktop as it is low-cost but still support all the short range wireless standards used with Nordic devices. The dongle has been designed to be used as a wireless HW device together with nRF Connect for Desktop. For other use cases please do note that there is no debug support on the Dongle, only support for programming the device and communicating through USB.  Learn More


Torbjørn Øvrebekk

Team Lead in Technical Support

Nordic Semiconductor

Torbjørn Øvrebekk has an M.Sc.E.E degree from NTNU in Trondheim, and has worked for Nordic ever since he graduated in 2008. While in Nordic Torbjørn has been working as an application engineer in the support group, but also stayed in the US for 2 years working as a field application engineer with the American sales team. During his time in Nordic he has been doing a lot of demo development, software debugging, presentations, trade shows, customer meetings and more.

Bjørn Kvaale

Product Marketing Engineer

Nordic Semiconductor

Bjørn Kvaale has a Master of Science degree in Engineering Cybernetics & Robotics from the Norwegian University of Science & Technology. He has two years of experience working in the tech support group at Nordic, focusing mostly on SW related support cases, with a major focus on Bluetooth mesh & the nRF91 Series. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis and biking.

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