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Created : 15 October 2010
System : Android

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.

Time to go off and play with my new toy. Ciao!



Friday, 15 October 2010, 14:48
You are so lucky.

What a great device. Post the specifications here:

Rom (If it's re programmable)

and other things.

maybe make a PDF for those of us who were unfortunate enough to miss the offer.
Friday, 15 October 2010, 15:23
Awesome stuff!
Now make a game!!!!
Friday, 15 October 2010, 15:25
At the moment I'm busy making my LEDs dance.
Saturday, 16 October 2010, 01:57
could make a joypad?
Saturday, 16 October 2010, 09:23
all the details are available here mBed
Wednesday, 20 October 2010, 02:14

View on YouTube
Wednesday, 20 October 2010, 04:55
I bought a buzzer and a breadboard, and it plays a song now.
It also lights up the trumpet fingerings with LEDs.
Wednesday, 20 October 2010, 05:34
I forgot to bring my breadboard to work to connect the ethernet port up.

I have some plans for this to control quite a bit of my PC case' functions.

Either that connect i to an ultrasound sensor to check if my cat wants to come in