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Bean Console

By Bruce Walker

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


The IOS Serial Monitor solution for the LightBlue™ Bean from Punch Through Design.

Bean Console is an input/output console to be used with the LightBlue™ Bean Bluetooth LE micro-controller board from Punch Through Design. The app allows you to communicate with the LightBlue Bean from a Bluetooth LE-capable IOS device the way you would from the Serial Monitor within the Arduino IDE. However, the app also provides functionality not found in the Arduino IDE's Serial Monitor.

If you do not have a LightBlue™ Bean micro-controller board from Punch Through Design and a BLE-capable IOS device then you do not need this app.

For information on (or to purchase) the LightBlue Bean visit

v1.0.0 - Initial Release
- Displays Serial() messages from the LightBlue Bean's arduino sketch.
- Can send data to the LightBlue Bean's arduino sketch
- Read's the LightBlue Bean's five scratch characteristics
- Monitors for changes to the LightBlue Bean's five scratch characteristics
- Can toggle the LightBlue Bean's arduino module's power on/off
- Can set or clear the LightBlue Bean's pairing PIN


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Customer Reviews

Great work

My hat goes off to bdwalker1!
I have a pressure sensor for medical use.
Bean console lets me see the serial sensor data on the iPhone and send simple serial commands to the Bean.
One very basic question: is it possible to display only one number at a time off the serial terminal? This would be akin to an iPhone "multimeter display". I'm intrigued by the possibility of further revisions of the graphic user interface that might expand how serial data is displayed
Thanks again for the great work.

Just what LightBlue Bean Needed

This app fills in the large gap of acting as an iOS serial monitor for the LightBlue Bean (LBB). Bean Console has a certain zen about it & is conducive to the Apple mantra; simple, clean, intuitive.

Bean Console is well worth the price, as I now don't have to purchase an OLED monitor for the LBB. Excellent work & THANK YOU.


This app needs to provide instructions or some sort of tutorial on how to actually use the thing because it took a little while to figure out that I needed to upload the sketch first

Bean Console
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Size: 11.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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