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ThantiK

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STM32 microcontrollers?
« on: May 31, 2012, 01:33:24 AM »
They're cheap, they're ARM Cortex-M, I'm signed up for their seminar here in Orlando (dunno when they send out information on who was picked) on the F0 discovery boards.


I also found this really neat site where a guy put together a 40-pin for like $10.


http://www.galacticstudios.org/blackknight/


They can go up to 72mhz, have an internal real time clock, most pins are 5v tolerant, the discovery boards are $15, they've got USB, multiple i2c, spi, etc, lots of IO.

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Re: STM32 microcontrollers?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2012, 09:19:15 AM »
I've got a couple of the Discovery boards.  The fun part is that the PS3 Move wand is based on this platform, which would be perfect for a quadcopter ;D

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Re: STM32 microcontrollers?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2012, 04:46:56 PM »
After some research, apparently there are some IDE limits such as only being on windows, etc.  Someone suggested the LPCXpresso - kinda weighing my options.  A lot of these boards are _massively inexpensive_ and I think reprap electronics could be brought _majorly_ down if we used a $15 board, vs $75 board.

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Re: STM32 microcontrollers?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012, 11:01:34 AM »
You can use OpenOCD, versaloon, etc.  I believe GCC has STM32 support too.

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Re: STM32 microcontrollers?
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012, 07:15:27 AM »
They're cheap, they're ARM Cortex-M, I'm signed up for their seminar here in Orlando (dunno when they send out information on who was picked) on the F0 discovery boards.

They can go up to 72mhz, have an internal real time clock, most pins are 5v tolerant, the discovery boards are $15, they've got USB, multiple i2c, spi, etc, lots of IO.

I also attended the seminar yesterday and have the F0 discovery board.  For the demo they use the Keil IDE and compiler.  What development tools are you going to use?

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Re: STM32 microcontrollers?
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2012, 11:37:21 AM »
Didn't get to make it unfortunately.  However, Ian handed me a raspberry pi to play around with for the time being.  I think I'll be picking up their discovery board once I have the funds though.