New here - Have few questions

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Ronald_1458767459, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. Ronald_1458767459

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    First of all Hello!

    So I'm completely new to circuit boards. - Though I know some C++ programming.
    I took this out of some keyboard and I was wondering could I re-program it?
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    It has a led strip attached to it


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    I also tried to find the device on AtmelStudio but I couldn't.
    Probably doing something very wrong :)
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    Any help or links to some documentations are appreciated!
    Thanks!
     
  2. Brevor

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    Nope, Thats not an Atmel device, it's made by NXP. You need to get the LPC number thats on it and Google for the datasheet.
     
  3. Ronald_1458767459

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  4. BR-549

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    I wouldn't even try. Buy a hobby u board and start stocking components.
     
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  5. Lestraveled

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    Plus one on the above. Reverse engineering a sole purpose board and making it useful has a low probability of success. There are a lot of proto-boards out there for micro-controllers, and they are often pretty cheap.
     
  6. Lestraveled

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    Oh yea, I forgot. Welcome to the forum.
     
  7. Ronald_1458767459

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    Thanks you!

    Could you recommend any boards for beginner?
     
  8. Lestraveled

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    What kind of circuit do you want to build? Do you want it based on a micro-controller? If yes which one/family?

    This company has a good selection of PIC boards. http://melabs.com/
    You can also get PIC boards and programmers from Microchip. They also offer a good free development software. (I use the ones from microchip most often. Search for "starter kits" on Microchips site.)

    TI has a good beginner board called (I think) Launch boards sold by Digi-key.

    I am sure a lot of other people will chime in about their favorite proto board.
     
  9. WBahn

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    No, you are not going to reprogram a keyboard PCB. IF you were very experienced and IF the micro on the board where reprogrammable at all, the odds would still be against you.

    Try looking at some of the stuff from Digilent

    https://store.digilentinc.com/fpga-programmable-logic/

    They focus on FPGA (you can find out what an FPGA is from their site or by Googling it).
     
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