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 github.com
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!