Start Date: 9/9/13 07:00 PM
End Date: 9/30/13 07:00 PM
Kits Offered: 4
by  kas.lewis  on Nov 12, 2013
Firstly Thank you to Element14 for allowing me the opportunity to do this road test. Secondly sorry for this road test review taking so long, I was planing on doing some testing with an environmental chamber and other interesting setups but after a few attempts to get access I have had to resort to other methods due to red tape and/or time. First Impression The package is is very much down to business, after opening the box you are greeted with a quick guide sheet that lets you get going very quickly, (I must note no anti-static bag for the kit). The driver needed to communicate with the sensors on the board are all installed on the board. Opening a serial terminal you are up and running immediately. I prefer to use AccessPort for my serial communications as I find it simple and...
by  kevjose  on Dec 18, 2013
I was very excited about doing my first RoadTest and I would like to apologize for the delay in uploading the review ( I was tied up with my semester exams) I would be able to provide a review from the point of view a newcomer to ARM boards. I have some experience with AVR/Arduino but had never worked with an ARM based board before. Kit Contents: FRDM-KL25Z board Xtrinsic Sensor Board Quick Start Guide (Freescale does not provide required (mini)USB cable or the J1 and J10 headers for the FRDM board) Experience: I must confess that I was unable to run anything but the preloaded demo (which is pretty straight-forward and easy-to-use) for the first few days. On CodeWarrior: CodeWarrior was a little overwhelming and the lack of specific internet resources made it worse. I...
by  tdevine  on Dec 17, 2013
My initial thought of the product excited me. I thought it would be interesting to have a magnetometer (MAG3110), the pressure sensor (MPL3115) and an accelerometer (MAA849) on one board. My students and I did about 7 proofs of concept projects. We did not tie it into other projects or boards but used it as a quick and dirty method of learning code. The general consensus of the class is that the board is easy to use but it has an extreme lack of documentation. We feel this product can be a fun board for the hobbyist but found the lack I/O headers on J1 and J10 connectors made it rather cumbersome for any non permanent designs. PRO: Very easy to use The driver software is stored on the board Great for proof of concept designs CON: Lack of documentation