|mbed (courtesy of NXP)|
I was lucky enough to be selected to do a road-test for Farnell's element14. The mbed is an amazing product.
One of its great strengths is the large support library which includes code developed by the mbed team and by its users.
Now a second mbed is in beta-test. Based on the NXP LPC11U24, it is designed for prototyping USB devices, battery powered applications, and 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 designs. I'm hoping to get my hands on one soon and will report in due course.
The original mbed is still selling well, and is available from Farnell for just under £40 + VAT.