Embedded Hacking Weekend 2

I’ve gotten back into the ARM Cortex M3 embedded stuff (yes, again), specifically with the NXP LPC1768 chip.   I’ve had this Blue Board development board hanging around for a couple of years, and I’ve made a couple of attempts at getting some of the open source toolchains (e.g. CodeSourcery Lite) working with the Eclipse IDE ...

Cortex M3 Articles

Happened across a pair of articles giving a good overview of embedded development with the Cortex-M3. Part 1 covers the processor architecture while Part 2 gets more into the nitty gritty of tool chains and such.

From the Trenches: Embedded Platform Work 5

I’m tinkering with a new platform for my embedded projects, based on the NXP LPC1768, which is an ARM Cortex-M3 chip. I picked up an eval board (the Blueboard LPC1768-H) back in late 2010.  The board is nothing to write home about, and has some design choices that I seriously question (like non-0.100″ aligned headers… Really guys? ...

USB Pendant Hacking 1

I’ve been knee-deep in USB and LCD hacking, playing around some concepts for a control pendant for my CNC mill.  It was a good excuse to exercise my rusty skills on the EZ-USB microcontroller, which I haven’t used in years, but was the basis for many projects from the past. The first experiments were to ...