Hey mates!

Originally I had planned to release this as a Christmas Gift for all the readers and followers, but I ran short on time.

A mate of mine had the amazing idea to write an introductory book of Electronics for kids, just to be able to explain to his soon, in a really simple way, the principles behind a few well-known components and circuits. When he showed me his work, I’ve found it so brilliant that I asked his permission to translate and modify the material to other languages.

This material dedicated to all the Electronic Engineers/fans/adepts that always wanted to explain in a simple way to their beloved kids a bit more about their work.

I hope you enjoy.


I would like to say a special thanks to Maína Worm Silva for fixing some typos in the portuguese version of the document. Should you also find a typo in any document language, please let me know ;)

Electronics for Kids – German Version
Electronics for Kids – English Version
Electronics for Kids – Portuguese Version

Hey mates! A few months ago, I was working on a project that required RTOS for ARM Cortex M3. Long story short, we ended up using the LPC1347 and the RTX RTOS

The problem was that, by that time, there was no port of that operating system or example code to run on LPCExpresso IDE.

I bet that you are thinking: (if you are actually understanding what I am talking about) Why are you using LPCExpresso when you can use other IDEs like IAR and solve that problem?

The thing is: I was using Linux. And not an average Linux. I had the brilliant idea to try the unstable Ubuntu 13.10 (that just got released by that time). The only IDE that was available for that OS was LPCExpresso (former CodeRed).

In order to make the OS work properly, I had to modify some of the main source code and also make some compiler configurations/ set some flags.

By the time I had to made this, there was no other solution available for this. So, in the case you had the same problem that I had, let me save you some time and provide you with this solution ;)


LPC1347: Download of the project here.

LPC1343: Download of the project here.

Hello World!

This is literally my first post in my new page, how exciting huh?

Soon, I will be posted thoughts and discussions concerned to Big Data and Embedded Systems.
Here is the place to talk about MapReduce, Pregel, Spark, ARM programming, embedded OS, etc.

Be more than welcome to comment my posts with your personal insights!

Soon™ (hope Blizzard doesn’t give me a lawsuit for this) I’ll be back, with an introduction to Map Reduce.
See you all in a bit!