The nice!nano is a wireless, BLE enabled replacement for the Pro Micro powered by the Nordic Semiconductor nrf52840 processor.


Interface Hardware Supported TinyGo Support
Bluetooth YES YES


Pin Hardware pin Alternative names
D006 P0_06 UART_RX_PIN
D008 P0_08 UART_TX_PIN
D017 P0_17 SDA_PIN
D020 P0_20 SCL_PIN
D022 P0_22 SPI0_SCK_PIN
D024 P0_24 SPI0_SDO_PIN
D100 P1_00 SPI0_SDI_PIN
D011 P0_11
D104 P1_04
D106 P1_06
D004 P0_04 AIN2
D013 P0_13
D115 P1_15
D113 P1_13
D031 P0_31 AIN7
D029 P0_29 AIN5
D002 P0_02 AIN0
D111 P1_11
D010 P0_10
D009 P0_09
D026 P0_26
D012 P0_12
D101 P1_01
D102 P1_02
D107 P1_07
LED P0_15

Machine Package Docs

Documentation for the machine package for the nice!nano



The nice!nano comes with the UF2 bootloader already installed.

PLEASE NOTE that for a good experience using TinyGo on your board you must be running version 0.4.1 or above of the UF2 bootloader on the board. For more information, see below

CLI Flashing

  • Plug your nice!nano into your computer’s USB port.

  • Flash your TinyGo program to the board using this command:

    tinygo flash -target=nicenano [PATH TO YOUR PROGRAM]
  • The nice!nano board should restart and then begin running your program.


If you have troubles getting your nice!nano board to receive code, try this:

  • Press the “RESET” button on the board two times to get the nice!nano board ready to receive code.

  • The nicenano board will appear to your computer like a USB drive.

  • Now try running the command:

    tinygo flash -target=nicenano [PATH TO YOUR PROGRAM]

Once you have updated your nice!nano board the first time, after that you should be able to flash it entirely from the command line.


You can use the USB port to the nice!nano as a serial port. UART0 refers to this connection.

Bluetooth support is available for the nice!nano board. See for more information.

Updating the UF2 bootloader

This board uses a UF2 bootloader created by Adafruit:

We recommend bootloader version 0.4.1 or above. You can check what version is installed on your board by double-clicking the button on the board to launch the bootloader. When you do this, a USB volume that should automatically be mounted on your computer. Check the file named “INFO_UF2.TXT” on that drive. The bootloader firmware version should be listed in that file, for example:

UF2 Bootloader 0.4.1 lib/nrfx (v2.0.0) lib/tinyusb (0.6.0-272-g4e6aa0d8) lib/uf2 (remotes/origin/configupdate-9-gadbb8c7)
Model: Adafruit ItsyBitsy nRF52840 Express
Board-ID: nRF52840-ItsyBitsy-revA
SoftDevice: S140 version 6.1.1
Date: Jan 19 2021

To update the bootloader, you will need to install the adafruit-nrfutil program.

You can install it by running:

pip3 install --user adafruit-nrfutil

Once you have installed the adafruit-nrfutil program, download the firmware here:

Unzip the files in this zip file and save them to a convenient location.

Plug in your board to your computer’s USB port.

Now we are ready to update the firmware. Run a command something like the following, adjusting for any difference based on where you have saved the files, and what your serial port is named:

 adafruit-nrfutil --verbose dfu serial --package -p /dev/ttyACM0 -b 115200 --singlebank --touch 1200

Note that you should be flashing the board using the zip file that was contained within the zip file that you downloaded, NOT the file that you downloaded.

Once you have flashed the board with the adafruit-nrfutil it should restart the board with the new bootloader. You only need to do this update once, and then from that point on the new bootloader will be active.