Playing with microcontrollers is one of my hobbies and I’ve recently bought some new 32bit ARM Cortex-M3 devices to play with.
But it seems that beginning with those devices is quite hard if you’re not a veteran of ARM prototyping and programming…
So I’ll try to share here my experience in trying to define a complete development system.
And while doing so, I will keep in mind my requirements :
1) defining some cheap microcontroller kits/units.
2) using a free & open source toolchain. No size limitation, commercial use must be allowed.
3) keeping a low investment and complexity for the development tools (low cost JTAG programmer, hand soldering compliant solution…)
Now, my next step will be to make the LPC1756 blink some led !