Tech Stuff : Just received my mbed! Got a free mbed from the NXP mbed design challenge. Here's what I think.
Got my mbed! The retail price for this thing is 70 bucks, and I got mine for free from the NXP design challenge.
Open the box, see what's inside...
Business card/credit card type thing with this on the front/back: handy, because I'm sure one day I'll be walking around somewhere and wonder "Hey, I wonder where pin 13 is on the mbed I had awhile back" and luckily it will be there conveniently sitting in my wallet.
I felt a size reference would be useful.
You probably already have the right cord, but they were nice to provide one for you-
At first, I thought my USB connector didn't work. I was a bit scared that the problem could have been the mbed, but when I plugged in another connector, it worked fine.
I probably should have followed the instructions on the sheet. If the mbed says it's on, but your computer isn't recognizing it, try to push in the connector a bit more; you'll know it when you've pushed it in enough.
Anyway, here's what the online editor looks like:
I'm not big on C++, but within just a couple minutes I was able to make a fun little LED blinking application: -->
That's just from copying and changing a bit of code from the Hello World example.