purchased an NXP LPC1768 controller, it has the IDE in the cloud - see also www.mbed.org - No particular project in mind, maybe port some of the Arduino libraries I posted on the playground when it is raining
NXP doesn't sample. Why not stick with the good guys (Atmel).
QuoteNXP doesn't sample. Why not stick with the good guys (Atmel). "Do not determine who are the good guys based on their free gifts", that's a lesson I teach to my daughters too
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold; the bird froze up and fell to the ground in a large field. While it was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on it. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, it began to realize how warm it was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him! The morals of this story are: Not everyone who drops shit on you is your enemy. Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend. And when you're in deep shit, keep your mouth shut!
I've gotten more samples/freebies out of NXP than I've gotten out of Atmel...(usually as a result of special promotions or tradeshow seminars, but Atmel never struck me as one of the friendlier sites WRT sampling, either.)
Used to get freebies from Texas Instruments but they stopped giving stuff awayAdrian
Used to get freebies from Texas Instruments but they stopped giving stuff away