Getting to know the ARM architecture and the LPC810 is a wonderful adventure. It’s also almost impossible to figure out where to start. So let’s just dip our toes in the water, eh?
This week’s articles all highlight a different aspect of the LPC810 (of the entire LPC8xx series, in fact), by exploring a variety of uses and figuring out how to implement them.
Each of the following examples includes a minimal circuit to demonstrate their use:
- Serial output from a DIP – Now
- Number crunching on a DIP – Thu
- Atomic clock via a DIP – Fri
- LEDs racing around a DIP – Sat
- Motion out of a DIP – Sun
All of them can also be built on a breadboard, but soldering up a little circuit with an 8-DIP chip (or socket) in them is a lot more fun. It really shows the versatility of such little µC’s:
Who knows, you might even have an immediate use for some of these examples. With a bit of extra work, any of them could be turned into a self-contained I2C slave to add to your own project. Instead of complicating your own project code with the hard timing requirements of pulsed LEDs or servos, why not simply “off-load” to a dedicated LPC810?
The sky is the limit. Eh, wait, strike that, it isn’t anymore…
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