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SparkFun mbed Starter Kit

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The SparkFun mbed Starter Kit (mSK) is a great way to get into user-created projects created by ARM to assist with rapid prototyping on microcontrollers. The mSK, which utilizes the LPC1768 by ARM, includes everything you need to complete 10 circuits that will teach you how to create a USB host, draw text and shapes on an LCD, log temperature data and more. We recommend that you do have some previous programming or electronics experience before using this kit.

The online mSK Experiment Guide (in the Documents tab) contains step-by-step instructions for how to connect each circuit with the included parts. Full example code is provided and explained and even includes Fritzing diagrams and the required components.

The kit does not require any soldering and is recommended for anyone with an intermediate to advanced knowledge of programming. We've essentially designed this kit to be the next step up from the SparkFun Inventor's Kit (SIK). So if you are looking for a new challenge, check out the mbed Starter Kit!

  • Circuit 1: Blink an LED
  • Circuit 2: Buttons and PWM
  • Circuit 3: Graphic LCD
  • Circuit 4: Accelerometer
  • Circuit 5: Internet Clock
  • Circuit 6: USB Host and Threading
  • Circuit 7: USB Device
  • Circuit 8: Temperature Logging
  • Circuit 9: PWM Sounds
  • Circuit 10: Hardware Soundboard

SparkFun mbed Starter Kit Product Help and Resources

mbed Starter Kit Experiment Guide

November 27, 2014

This Experiment Guide will get you started with the wonderful world of mbed microcontrollers. Need to find that next step after mastering the Arduino? This a great place to take those skills to the next level.

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