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mBuino unboxing.

A couple of months ago, I saw the Kickstarter for the mBuino, an ARM Cortex M0 running at 50mhz and 3.3v.  It's about the size of an Arduino Nano, and cost 10$ USD. It is produced by GHI Electronics, and can be had from Outrageouscircuits

The board came packed in a padded mailer bag with a anti-static bag inside:


It came with a the populated and non-populated board, a battery holder and a small chain to make a key-chain with the unpopulated board. (Small Altoids can for refernce)

Up close of the board:


The board has 12 I/O pins, 3.3v regulated output as well as a 5V regulated out. It also has 7 user programable LED's on the board.


The board comes pre-loaded with a "blink" style program:

Code running by default:

I will post more after I get to play around with it later.

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This looks like a good value for learning the ARM Cortex family of devices.

mbed.org is supported by the engineers that develop the ARM architecture for resale to various chip manufacturers. The devices supported by mbed have really expanded since I last looked. The mbed.org online compiler takes the headache out of setting up a local toolchain for ARM devices.

If your project has a need for more speed, this is worth looking at.

Did yours arrive with both the populated and unpopulated boards joined together in one piece?  How did you separate them?  (It's not clear if they'll snap apart cleanly or if they have to be cut apart with say a Dremel... I'm reluctant to just snap them apart in case I'm wrong and they end up completely broken)



And snapped of easy. They are perfed really well.  It was a clean break.