We put an early pre-order in with ELEMENT14 for Freescale's Kinetis KL25Z development board and it arrived this week. The dev board has a very solid feel and cost only $12.95. A great value when you consider all the features; including a Freescale MMA8451Q 3-axis accelerometer glued right onto the board! Freescale's description on the dev board is "The Freescale Freedom development platform is a low-cost evaluation and development platform featuring Freescale's newest ARM® Cortex™-M0+ based Kinetis KL25Z MCUs."
Here is a short video demonstrating the MMA8451Q in action. The tri-color LED is White when flat; Red when tilted up; Blue when tilted sideways:
The kit comes with headers, a quick start guide, and has the following high level feature set:
- KL25128VLK4 - Cortex micro controller with:
128Kb FLASH, 16Kb SRAM
Full speed USB controller
OpenSDA USB debug interface
Capacitive touch slider
Expansion IO accepts Arduino form factor shields
More fun to come. Stay tuned.