NRF24L001 RF Module(2.4GHz)Interfacing

Picture of Wireless Remote Using 2.4 Ghz NRF24L01 : Simple Tutorial Using of NRF24L01 & Arduino

 This is a simple short and easy tutorial for NRF24L01 Radio 2.4GHz Transmitter Receiver. In this tutorial I am going to control led using a pair of NRF24L01 transceiver.

Step 1: Small Introduction About NRF 24L01 transceiver

The nRF24L01 is a highly integrated, ultra low power (ULP) 2Mbps RF transceiver IC for the 2.4GHz ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) band. With peak RX/TX currents lower than 14mA, a sub μA power down mode, advanced power management, and a 1.9 to 3.6V supply range, the nRF24L01 provides a true ULP solution enabling months to years of battery lifetime when running on coin cells or AA/AAA batteries .

Step 2: Material Require

  1. 2 PCS NRF24L01+2.4 GHz Wireless Transceiver module
  2. 2 Arduino any (I have used one arduino R3 & nano)
  3. Male to. femal jumpers
  4. LED
  5. Any Switch
  6. 10K resistor

Step 3: Connections

Picture of Connections
  • Connect the following pins to your Arduino:as shown in figure
  • Pin 9 – CE
  • Pin 10 – CS(N)
  • Pin 11 – MOSI
  • Pin 12 – MISO
  • Pin 13 – SCK
  • 3.3v – VCC
  • GND – GND
  • On the Receiver Pin 3 – LED
  • On the Transmitter Pin 7 – Button
  • same connection for receiver and transmitter and you can use any arduino board

Step 4: Coding arduino

For coding arduino first we need some library files so follow the steps given below :

1. Download the ZIP file (library file zip folder from attachments ).

3. Unpack the ZIP file.

4. Go to arduino library folder

5. And paste both the folders named ” nFR24L01″ and “RF24” into it.

Now, program the Arduino receiver and transmitter

Code for Receiver

#include <SPI.h>
#include “nRF24L01.h”
#include “RF24.h”
int msg[1];
RF24 radio(9,10);
const uint64_t pipe = 0xE8E8F0F0E1LL;
int LED1 = 3;

void setup(void){
pinMode(LED1, OUTPUT);}

void loop(void){
if (radio.available()){
bool done = false;
while (!done){
done =, 1);
if (msg[0] == 111){delay(10);digitalWrite(LED1, HIGH);}
else {digitalWrite(LED1, LOW);}
else{Serial.println(“No radio available”);}}



Code for Transmitter

#include <SPI.h>
#include “nRF24L01.h”
#include “RF24.h”
int msg[1];
RF24 radio(9,10);
const uint64_t pipe = 0xE8E8F0F0E1LL;
int SW1 = 7;

void setup(void){

void loop(void){
if (digitalRead(SW1) == HIGH){
msg[0] = 111;
radio.write(msg, 1);}}



Step 5: Testing

This is a last step after completing the circuit and coding part we can easily test it by switching “ON” and “OFF”. .

When switch is “ON” on transmitter side connected to pin 7 of arduino then led glows on receivers side connected to pin 3 of arduino .Video Shows the output of this project.