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mbed-fest in autumn 2013

mbed fest in automn 2013 tour in Japan was held in Nagoya (1st Ameyoko-bldg, Oosu), Yokohama (ARM K.K office) and Sapporo (SHARE - Coworking X Fabrication) on 14th to 16th Sept 2013. It is a mbed developer meet-up event. Attendees are mbed core users, beginners and electronics hobbyist. Some of them show demos about their work with mbed. It was a great event for getting useful information from variety of developer and good for networking.

Japanese information is here.

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This was the third mbed fest in 2013 and about 100 developer attended this meet-up event. Internet live streaming (using Ustream) was also available and 1,637 unique users watched the event!

The meeting was organized by mbed fest planning committee and the following partners.

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[Common presentations in three days]

[in Nagoya]

[in Yokohama]

[in Sapporo]

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  • Kiwamu Okabe (Metasepi Project) : "mbed+Haskell" /media/uploads/MACRUM/ustream.jpg
  • Kuzushi Mukaiyama : "About works with mbed" /media/uploads/MACRUM/ustream.jpg
  • @jksoft913 : "About mbed robot base board" /media/uploads/MACRUM/ustream.jpg
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We really enjoyed the presentations and lots of demos. We hope to held this type of mbed user meeting in the new places next time!

We (mbed-fest planning committee) are already planning for next year, and if anyone wants to join the committee to run mbed-fest in other locations, please contact me!

mbed Connect Partner and Contributor meeting: Last remaining spaces!

signup

There are still a few places left, so if you haven't registered yet, please do so as soon as possible. We are especially looking for independent developers and heavy users of mbed who are actively working on projects at the moment. Why are we looking for you?

“Our research says that by 2018, 50% of the internet of things solutions will be provided by startups which are less than 3 years old."
- Jim Tully Research Director at Gartner

We’re looking forward to sharing our news and plans, and working with you all to shape and develop the mbed project. We’ve had a great response from partners and contributors wanting to attend and contribute, so this should be a very productive event.

The day will include news and announcements on the mbed roadmap and partners, key technology introductions with a focus on IoT, formation of new projects and working groups, lightning talks open to anyone, and a chance to meet the mbed team and other mbed partners and contributors to allow us to work together on shaping the future of the mbed project.

The event is scheduled for Monday 28th October @ Techmart, Santa Clara, California and will start at 8.30 and finish at 5.30, with an optional evening social afterwards.

Agenda

The event will run for a full day, and include:

  • ARM's IoT Vision
  • mbed Project Mission, Announcements, Activities and Roadmap
  • Key Technology and Industry Challenge Discussions
  • New Projects Proposals and Working Group Formations
  • Lightning Talks

The day will be followed by an evening of drinks and further discussion nearby.

Some of the registered attendees

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NXP's new LPC800-MAX board available for 1 Euro

Information

NXP have informed me that due to overwhelming response, all the vouchers have now been redeemed.

The board is now available for purchase directly from Embedded Artists or from your local NXP authorized distributor. If you did receive a voucher but have not used it yet, note that it is only valid until 30th of October 2013!

NXP have announced the availability of the mbed enabled NXP LPC800-MAX board, along with a promotion to make the hardware available for just 1 Euro.

The LPC800-MAX is based on NXPs LPC812, a Cortex-M0+ that is aimed at 8/16 applications where additional functionality and performance is required. The board is primarily an Arduino compatible form factor, but as the LPC812 has a full crossbar for IO routing it can also support the standard pinouts for LPCXpresso and the mbed DIP form factor.

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Visit NXPs LPC800-MAX promotional site for more details on the offer :

To enable as many projects as possible, the LPC800-MAX board includes additional analog (A/D and D/A) and digital GPIO provided by I2C devices. These parts are likely to find their way into many designs based on the LPC800-MAX reference design, and so we want to encourage a good quality Component Database entry for each.

The Component Database is a feature we introduced recently to host reusable libraries for different hardware, middleware and IoT services that you can use with ARM Microcontrollers. These components can be used as building blocks for quickly developing prototypes and products.

Components and the associated libraries, examples and documentation are created and added to the database by mbed developers, component manufacturers and service providers. The goal is to create a canonical database of rock-solid code and resources for every useful component that can be used with ARM microcontrollers.

As an incentive to get these I2C parts into the Component Database, NXP have provided a few boards that we can give away in exchange for making the entry. If you would like to make the entry for one of these parts, please email support@mbed.org providing :

  • Name
  • mbed User name
  • Full postal address
  • Contact phone number (needed by Fed Ex)

We're looking forward to seeing what the mbed community does with the LPC800-MAX - feel free to post to the forum to show everyone what you've been doing!

Component Database Kickoff: Shield Giveaway

Thank You

Thanks to everyone who inquired about this promotion. All selected applicants have been contacted and most have received their hardware. You can follow their progress here and soon be able to build off of their work using the Components!

Shield Giveaway Promotes Components!!

What's the best way to introduce new features of mbed? Freebies for the community! The new mbed Component Database hosts reusable libraries for different hardware, middleware and IoT services that you can use with ARM Microcontrollers. These components can be used as building blocks for quickly developing prototypes and products. Find out more details about the Component Database. http://mbed.org/blog/entry/component-database/


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Thanks to our awesome partners and friends we have some free swag to giveaway in return for completing a Component Database entry.

Freebie Details

Since some of the shields aren't functional by themselves we ask that you send an email to contact@mbed.org and detail what you'd do with the shield and how it would help you with a project or learn something new. Tell us your top 3 choices since supply is limited and which platform you'd like! Also include:

  • mbed user name
  • postal address, including post code
  • contact telephone number
  • contact email address

Nothing's free, what's the catch? In return we'd like you to add an entry into the component database for the shield or module complete with an example program, core library and well written documentation to help other people get up and running quickly. A YouTube video of your completed work would be cool too! Here's an example of a well documented component. A lot of the work may have already be done by someone else in the community. We'd encourage you to look for the most imported library and if one exists then work off of that. Update documentation or coding style to provide the most coherent starting point for someone new to the component by getting all relevant data centralized!

Platforms:

Freescale FRDM-KL25Z

NXP LPC812-MAX

Shields:

Seeed Studio Shields

Sparkfun Shields

OpenSource RF Shield

RFDigital Modlue

Freetronics Shield

Swag

mbed Connect - Partner and Contributor Conference!

The 1st mbed Connect Partner Meeting will be held on Mon 28th October in Silicon Valley!

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Summary

The mbed project aims to put in place the right tools, technology and ecosystem for a new audience of professional developers to create ARM embedded and IoT devices on a massive scale.

The mbed Connect Partner Meeting is an invite-only event for key partners, contributors and power users who want to understand, influence and contribute to the future of the mbed project.

The event will be a day of sharing, discussing and defining the roadmap, projects and activities under the mbed project, along with the chance to meet other partners and contributors.

Agenda

The event will run for a full day, and include:

  • ARM's IoT Vision
  • mbed Project Mission, Announcements, Activities and Roadmap
  • Key Technology and Industry Challenge Discussions
  • New Projects Proposals and Working Group Formations
  • Lightning Talks

The day will be followed by an evening of drinks and further discussion nearby.

Who should attend

Partners - Key technical/strategy representatives enabling developers with their technology

  • This will be companies involved in Microcontrollers, Radios, Sensors, IoT and Cloud services, Development and OEM Boards, Distribution, Prototyping and Manufacturing

Contributors - Developers and Application Engineers who want to contribute to mbed

  • Skilled developers interested in porting and contributing to the SDK, HDK, Component Database, and being involved in the mbed Community, Roadmap and Projects

Power Users - End developers who use mbed in depth to create prototypes and products

  • Developers and companies looking to use mbed to develop real volume products that can provide real-world feedback, suggestions and insights for the mbed project

Logistics

  • Monday, 28th October 2013
  • 08:30 to 17:30
  • Techmart @ Santa Clara Convention Center, California

This meeting is being held the day before ARM Techcon starts (29th-31st October), so you may want to consider combining your trip.

Apply

Please note, this is an invite-only event with limited space, and places must be applied for.

To apply for a place, please fill in the mbed Connect Application Form or contact support@mbed.org