Arduino Zero Has Arrived!

MrMobileWill Arduino, arm, USB Tester 0 Comments

The long awaited Arduino Zero has arrived! This is the version from CC not SRL. Looks like some retailers such as Adafruit has/had the SRL version already. Wonder if they will switch, perhaps since they began manufacturing for Arduino in the U.S.? Shipping via USPS with regular mail was painstakingly slow, especially since they are rolling out phase two of their plan. It arrived five days later than scheduled, but alas, that is my error for not choosing USPS priority mail. I could go on and on about their delivery times and dealings, but it would mean writing another post about it. Anyway, now that rant is out of the way, I can rant about the poor packaging. This is …

Ti Stellaris LaunchPad

MrMobileWill arm, microcontrollers, Ti 0 Comments

Last week two of these arrived at my doorstep. It’s the newly launched Texas Instruments Stellaris LaunchPad. I pre-ordered directly from Ti a few months ago. https://estore.ti.com/Stellaris-LaunchPad.aspx Specs from Ti.com: The Stellaris LM4F120 LaunchPad Evaluation Kit includes the following items: Stellaris LaunchPad Evaluation board (EK-LM4F120XL) USB Micro-B plug to USB-A plug cable ReadMe First quick-start guide The Stellaris LM4F120 LaunchPad evaluation board offers these features: Stellaris LM4F120H5QR microcontroller USB Micro-B connector for device RGB user LED Two user switches (application/wake) Onboard Stellaris® In-Circuit Debug Interface (ICDI) Available I/O brought out to headers on a 0.1″ grid Switch-selectable power sources: ICDI USB device Reset switch Preloaded RGB quickstart application Supported by StellarisWare® software, including the USB library and the peripheral driver library …

Freescale Freedom-KL25Z has arrived

MrMobileWill arm, freescale, microcontrollers 0 Comments

A few months ago I jumped on the pre-order impluse buy for the Freescale Freedom-KL25Z. Thankfully I had forgotten about it until I recieved shipment notification. It was nice that I didn’t have to wait too long. Today it as arrived. Here are some close-up pictures – thought it would be nice to have some since there doesn’t seem to be any up yet. If you would like to get one, I ordered it from element14newark.com. Here are the specifications as listed on Newark’s website. I cannot wait to start playing with it! FYI: If you order it now, I am pretty sure you don’t get the headers. The orginal listing was a prototype board with headers and when they …