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NXP Embed Design Challenge - Free LPC1768 kit

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All you hackers and tinkerers,

Its an ARM cortex with a plethora of peripherals. May come in handy standalone or interface it to the Launchpad :)


The mbed Microcontroller, based on the NXP LPC1768, lets you work with an ARM Cortex-M3 in a 0.1" DIP form-factor. Combined with the http://mbed.org website, featuring the mbed "Cloud" Compiler, it is an ideal platform for rapid prototyping with microcontrollers.


Convenient form-factor: 40-pin DIP, 0.1-inch pitch

Drag-and-drop programming, with the board represented as a USB drive

Best-in-class Cortex-M3 hardware

100-MHz ARM with 64 KB of SRAM, 512 KB of Flash

Ethernet, USB OTG



Easy-to-use online tools

Web-based C/C++ programming environment

Uses the ARM RealView compile engine

API-driven development using libraries with intuitive interfaces

Comprehensive help and online community




http://www.circuitcellar.com/nxpmbeddes ... ge/kit.htm


Kit Specs: http://mbed.org/handbook/mbed-NXP-LPC1768


Good luck!

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Good news! I've gotten it to work!   Bad news... it depends on a heavy (but free) Eclipse-based IDE (however, it uses gcc-arm behind the scenes, so there is no code-size limit!). Also, no mbed lib

Was playing with my mbed board today... Pretty easy to grab a library and whip something up. Got it running my LCD in 4-bit mode using an existing library in about 10 minutes (including wiring on bre

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:D Just got an email:


Thanks for your interest in the NXP mbed Design Challenge! Your mbed NXP LPC1768 contest kit has shipped.

Very cool, but I don't think I'll get to mess with it very soon. I'm having a heck of a time trying to get my LCD working (with a 595 and in 4-bit mode to cut down on pins).

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Just received mine today (well, actually it came in the mail on Monday, but I've been out of town). It's pretty neat. One thing I would advise doing is making a backup of the MBED.HTML file that comes on the board. That is the only way to check if your firmware is up to date.


Now, to write a how-to on compiling code offline, to reduce dependency on the cloud compiler. Apparently it's possible to build code with arm-gcc and the current development SVN of the mbed libraries. I'm going to look into it and do a write up on my blog when I have the process figured out.

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