The mbed boards are a series of ARM microcontroller development boards designed for rapid prototyping and this is breakout makes it easy to get up and running with your mbed LPC1768 module. The new application board has been designed to enable the maximum number of potential experiments and projects, with the minimum footprint. And this thing is small.
This credit-card sized breakout board makes it easy to plug in to a whole bunch of peripherals. Simply pop an LPC1768 mbed module into the socket and you’ve got access to a 128×32 graphic lcd, 5-way joystick, accelerometer, temperature sensor and more! There are headers on either side of the mbed module socket as well so you can jumper off to breadboards and other off-board components.
The silkscreen on the back of the board helpfully lists every device on-board and which pins they’re connected to, which makes it easy to get your project working if you don’t happen to have the reference manual in front of you.
If you’re interested in exploring the capabilities of the mbed LPC1768 module, this is an easy way to hook into a lot of different applications