- on Test & Measurement
- Published in issue 3/2010 on page 20
Reign with the Sceptre
A 32-bit ARM7 fast prototyping system
This open-source & open-hardware project aims to be more than just a little board with a big microcontroller and a few useful peripherals — it seeks to be a fast prototyping system. To justify this title, in addition to a very useful little board, we also need user-friendly development tools and libraries that allow fast implementation of the board’s peripherals. Ambitious? Maybe, but nothing should deter you from becoming Master of Embedded Systems Universe with the help of the Elektor Sceptre.
- Magazine March 2010
- PCB, populated and tested, test software loaded (excluding Bluetooth module)
- Bluetooth module
- PCB, bare
CAM/CAD data for the PCB referred to in this article is available as a Gerber file. Elektor GREEN and GOLD members can exclusively download these files for free as part of their membership. Gerber files allow a PCB to be produced on an appropriate device available locally, or through an online PCB manufacturing service.
Elektor recommends its business partner Eurocircuits as the company of choice for its own prototypes and volume production in selected cases.
* 32-bit ARM7TDMI-S LPC2148 microcontroller, 512 KB flash, 40 KB RAM
* USB 2.0
* Bluetooth (Class 1 or 2)
* SD card reader
* Serial port via USB (e.g. for in situ programming)
* 3-axis accelerometer
* DS18B20 thermometer
* Real-time clock
* All microcontroller pins accessible
* Battery or USB port powering
* Li-ion battery charger
* Compact: 6 × 8 cm
* Open-source tools, software, and hardware
* Open-source extended library
The BOM (Bill of Materials) is the technically exhaustive listing of parts and other hardware items used to produce the working and tested prototype of any Elektor Labs project. The BOM file contains deeper information than the Component List published for the same project in Elektor Magazine. If required the BOM gets updated directly by our lab engineers. As a reader, you can download the list here.
Want to learn more about our BOM list? Read the BOM list article for extra information.