mbed have been working on libraries to allow developers to prototype microcontroller-based machine to machine (M2M) and ‘Internet of Things’ applications that communicate over the 3G mobile network.
Developers will soon be able to build embedded applications using APIs that allow the mbed LPC1768 Microcontroller to communicate over 3G using standard web protocols, enabling focus on applications rather than low-level implementation.
The APIs will facilitate interfacing the mbed to the Vodafone K3770 USB Dongle, presenting a simplified approach to accessing mobile internet. Where traditional approaches require expensive 3G Modems, complex software stacks or in-depth knowledge of the mobile transport, this platform presents a productive prototyping solution aimed at getting things done.
Beta Testing Program
mbed are seeking an select set of developers to assist with testing the mbed + 3G platform before official public release. Currently the program is available for UK residence only, with the aim to have stable libraries available for the public within the coming months.
If you’d like to take part in the beta program, or would like to find out more about the platform, visit http://mbed.org/vodafone and sign up.
Over the Air 2012, Bletchley Park, London
We’re going to be at Over the Air June 1 & 2, to preview and demonstrate the platform. So if you are planning to be there, and you want an exclusive preview of the APIs make sure you catch the three mbed and Vodafone sessions!
Anyone Can Code an Embedded Controller, Friday 1st June, 12:15pm–1:15pm
Connecting Microcontrollers to the Cloud, Friday 1st June, 6:00pm–7:00pm
Rapid Prototyping ‘Internet of Things’ Applications with mbed, Saturday 2nd June 2012, 10:15am–11:15am
Hope to see you there!
We're looking for a group of keen mbed users to help us test and improve libraries that will enable prototype 3G Mobile Network connected applications, before official public release.
The libraries will enable developers to interface the LPC1768 mbed to a USB 3G internet dongle for a carrier in the UK.
So if you’re interested in developing a remote network-connected application, in the UK and keen to help us out then email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
- Brief description of your test project
We'll be releasing the libraries for testing on the 1st June, so get into contact soon!
The craft consists of a PVC frame and uses seven modified bilge pump motors to level and move the vehicle.
As well as controlling the motors, the LPC1768 mbed in the bottom controller interfaces various sensors including an IMU board fitted with a 3-axis accelerometer, a 3-axis gyroscope, a 3-axis magnetometer, and a micro-SD card socket.
The top controller features an LCD display with two analog thumb joysticks to manoeuvre and uses RS232 to interface the ROV.
Read Scott's blog here
has developed a cool chrome extension for the mbed compiler!
The extension allows you to change font and font size and also highlights matching brackets.
Check out his notebook page here for download links.
The latest mbed compiler is now available in beta!
This release primarily has behind the scenes changes and bugfixes, but there's one improvement you should definitely notice: speed!
We have added incremental compilation support, which means that when compiling large programs, subsequent recompiles will be much faster, only recompiling those files which have changed. There's also performance improvements to the UI in several areas.