For the past week we have been at Embedded World showcasing some great demos using mbed on the ARM stand. We had two main themes at this years show for mbed - Connecting MCUs to the Cloud and the new mbed NXP LPC11U24 Microcontroller .
We used our IoT application to demonstrate sending real-time sensor data over the internet using HTML5 websockets using multiple network transports. Ethernet, Wi-Fi and even previewed a sensor connected using 3G Mobile Internet - which we'll have more details to follow soon!
We had some good interest in the USB Mouse, USB Keyboard, and USB HID demos we did for the LPC11U24 mbed. A lot of people were impressed at the ease of prototyping USB devices. We're hoping to see a lot more awesome USB device applications developed using mbed!
NXP had the USB Slingshot that we developed on their stand as part of their promotion of the LPC11Uxx MCU family. Lots of feedback about how amazing everyone thought the concept was. At times they had some pretty big crowds around their stand of people wanting to give it a go.
We also developed an NFC demo for NXP using one of their new evaluation kits. Smart payment is making NFC technology quite popular at the moment - but we wanted to show another application for it. We came up with a clever NFCLamp that could have it's colour modified using an NFC-enabled Android - a contact-less lighting controller.
mbed was also featured on some of our partners stands as well. As we mentioned, RS Components announced the Synergy range of breakout boards for the mbed Microcontroller. They previewed the AudioCODEC board and the DisplayBoard, which will be available later this year.
Farnell included the mbed in one of their dev kit display cabinets as well.
We're all a bit exhausted after standing for almost 3 days straight, but it was well worth it. Thanks to Nuremberg for hosting us, we managed to drop by some pretty cool places for a few quiet drinks in the evenings as well.
So it was a pretty good show for us - lots of positive feedback from a lot of visitors. Thanks to the mbed users that came over to say hi as well - it was great to meet you!
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