mbed on breadboard

Easy prototyping with mbed

Since I attended an introductory workshop a few months ago I have used the mbed module and online IDE/compiler to whip up a number of prototypes.

I’ve been very impressed with how easy it has been to create a working system in very little time. The mbed module is based on the NXP LPC1768 chip (ARM Cortex-M3 32-bit processor) and has plenty of processing power for most applications I can see coming my way.

Selfoc Lens Arrays

Selfoc Lens Arrays

I first came across Selfoc Lens Arrays (SLAs) about 20 years ago.

At that time I was working as a product development engineer for the Dutch copier and printer manufacturer Océ, and involved in the design of a meter-wide LED print head. We used an SLA spanning the full width of the printhead to project an image of a strip of over 10,000 LEDs onto a photoconductor drum.