Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Intro to microcontrollers

Microcontrollers are actually quite easy to work with. Get an Arduino, and have a kid tell you the basics.

Hoping for a sample

This is the hardware the contest is on. The LPC1768 has been around for a while now, but I have not had the chance to try one yet. As I understand, it uses a web based cloud compiler. And a FAT filesystem. That should make it easy to use from any platform. Check out the pinmap and its awsomeness!

NXP mbed design challenge

Later today Circuitcellar starts a design challenge where you can win good money. There might even be freebees! Keep checking.