Kit buying instructions for Worldwide distribution

For the class you will need a microcontroller board and a set of extra electronic parts. The microcontroller board can be either a Stellaris LaunchPad or Tiva LaunchPad. Below is a list of international suppliers with solid reputations for service. These international distributors are suggested retailers with one click carts provided. That said, if you can find a better price on the parts elsewhere then by all means please do.

Purchase the complete kit (microcontroller board + extra electronic parts)

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Mouser Worldwide Landing Page

Purchase the microcontroller board

Every student will need either a Stellaris LaunchPad or a Tiva LaunchPad. All the projects we will develop in this course will run on either of these microcontroller boards. There are many places one can go to get the board. For a full list of sources from which you can get the board go to www.octopart.com and search for either EK-LM4F120XL or EK-TM4C123GXL. As of December 2013, buying the EK-TM4C123GXL from the TI estore is the least expensive option after shipping.

Store

Stellaris Launchpad

Price

Tiva Launchpad

Price

TI eStore

No Longer Selling

EK-TM4C123G

$12.99 USD

Digi-Key

$13.49

Mouser

Newark

No Longer Selling

Farnell

element14 APAC

Extra electronic parts

The extra electronic parts includes: a solderless breadboard with at least 400 holes, six LEDs with current at 2mA, six 470 ohm resistors, one 1k resistor, three 1.5k resistors, three 12k resistors, four 10k resistors, four B3F tactile switches, at least 16 male-male solid wires ranging from 5 to 10 cm in length, one 3.5 mm audio jack, and one slide potentiometer. These distributors have all earned high praises for service and reputation. All prices are listed in USD.

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Quantity

Description

Manufacturer

Manufacturer Part

Newark Part

Unit cost

Cost

1

Solderless breadboard + wires

Twin Industries

TW-E41-1020

56T0251

$14.14

$14.14

2

Green LED 1.8V 2mA 5mm

Everlight

HLMP-4740

40K0082

$0.43

$0.86

2

Red LED 1.8V 2mA 5mm

Everlight

HLMP-4700

40K0080

$0.41

$0.82

2

Yellow LED 1.8V 2mA 5mm

Everlight

HLMP-4719

40K0081

$0.41

$0.82

6

Carbon 1/4W resistor, 5%, 470

Multicorp

MCF 0.25W 470R

38K0375

$0.02

$0.12

1

Carbon 1/4W resistor, 5%, 1.0k

Multicorp

MCF 0.25W 1K

38K0327

$0.02

$0.02

3

Carbon 1/4W resistor, 5%, 1.5k

Multicorp

MCF 0.25W 1K5

38K0340

$0.02

$0.06

3

Carbon 1/4W resistor, 5%, 12k

Multicorp

MCF 0.25W 12K

38K0335

$0.02

$0.06

4

Carbon 1/4W resistor, 5%, 10k

Multicorp

MCF 0.25W 10K

38K0328

$0.02

$0.08

4

B3F tactile push button switch

Omron

B3F-1052

52F3550

$0.35

$1.40

1

Stereo Jack 3pin 3.5mm

Multicorp

SPC21348

11M0543

$2.10

$2.10

1

Slide Potentiometers 15mm

Bourns

PTA6043-2015DPB103

05R8050

$1.44

$1.44

 

 

 

 

 

Total

$21.92

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This landing page is maintained by our friends at Digi-Key. They have been gracious enough to provide us with an academic pricing discount.

Quantity

Description

Manufacturer

Manufacturer Part

Digi-Key Part

Unit

Cost

1

Solderless breadboard + wires

Twin Industries

TW-E41-1020

438-1046-ND

$13.82

$13.82

2

Green LED 1.8V 2mA 5mm

Everlight

HLMP-4740

516-1327-ND

$0.54

$1.08

2

Red LED 1.8V 2mA 5mm

Everlight

HLMP-4700

516-1325-ND

$0.54

$1.08

2

Yellow LED 1.8V 2mA 5mm

Everlight

HLMP-4719

516-1326-ND

$0.54

$1.08

6

Carbon 1/4W resistor, 5%, 470

Yageo

CFR-25JB-52-470R

470QBK-ND

$0.10

$0.60

1

Carbon 1/4W resistor, 5%, 1.0k

Yageo

CFR-25JB-52-1K

1.0KQBK-ND

$0.10

$0.10

3

Carbon 1/4W resistor, 5%, 1.5k

Yageo

CFR-25JB-52-1K5

1.5KQBK-ND

$0.10

$0.30

3

Carbon 1/4W resistor, 5%, 12k

Yageo

CFR-25JB-52-12K

12KQBK-ND

$0.10

$0.30

4

Carbon 1/4W resistor, 5%, 10k

Yageo

CFR-25JB-52-10K

10KQBK-ND

$0.10

$0.40

4

B3F tactile push button switch

Omron

B3F-1052

SW405-ND

$0.41

$1.64

1

Stereo Jack 3pin 3.5mm

CUI

SJ1-3553NG

CP1-3553NG-ND

$1.03

$1.03

1

Slide Potentiometers 15mm

Bourns

PTA2043-2015CPB103

PTA2043-2015CPB103-ND

$1.01

$1.01

 

 

 

 

 

Total

$18.47

Mouser shopping cart

Quantity

Description

Manufacturer

Manufacturer Part

Mouser Part

Unit

Cost

1

Solderless breadboard + wires

Twin Industries

TW-E41-1020

589-TW-E41-1020

$11.99

$11.99

2

Green LED 1.8V 2mA 5mm

Everlight

HLMP-4740

638-HLMP4740

$0.42

$0.84

2

Red LED 1.8V 2mA 5mm

Everlight

HLMP-4700

638-HLMP4700

$0.46

$0.92

2

Yellow LED 1.8V 2mA 5mm

Everlight

HLMP-4719

638-HLMP4719

$0.47

$0.94

6

Carbon 1/4W resistor, 5%, 470

Xicon

291-470-RC

291-470-RC

$0.10

$0.60

1

Carbon 1/4W resistor, 5%, 1.0k

Xicon

291-1K-RC

291-1K-RC

$0.10

$0.10

3

Carbon 1/4W resistor, 5%, 1.5k

Xicon

291-1.5K-RC

291-1.5K-RC

$0.10

$0.30

3

Carbon 1/4W resistor, 5%, 12k

Xicon

291-12K-RC

291-12K-RC

$0.10

$0.30

4

Carbon 1/4W resistor, 5%, 10k

Xicon

291-10K-RC

291-10K-RC

$0.10

$0.40

4

B3F tactile push button switch

Omron

B3F-1052

653-B3F-1052

$0.29

$1.16

1

Stereo Jack 3pin 3.5mm

Kycon

STX-3120-3BM

806-STX-3120-3BM

$0.78

$0.78

1

Slide Potentiometers 15mm

Bourns

PTA2043-2015CPB103

652-PTA20432015CPB10

$1.01

$1.01

 

 

 

 

 

Total

$19.34

Optional Nokia 5110 LCD Display & Header

As stated on the Kit overview page the Nokia 5110 LCD display is an optional component for the course. Also listed is a super optional 8x1 100mil header that makes connecting the nokia 5110 lcd to the breadboard very easy, as opposed to soldering fly wires. As with the rest of the parts we encourage you to find the best price, providers listed below have a solid reputation for service.

Store

Nokia 5110 LCD

Price (USD)

Adafruit

ADA338

$10 USD + shipping

Sparkfun

RTL-10773

$10.95 USD + shipping

Amazon

nokia 5110 lcd

$5+ USD + shipping

Ebay

nokia-5110-lcd

$5+ USD + shipping



Any one of these headers will work, please order which ever is cheapest for you. We have listed the cheapest part for each distributor, as well as links to the octopart page for several headers. Please choose which ever is cheapest for you based on shipping and who you are ordering with. A short list of the parts we considered was Molex 22-03-2081, TE Connectivity 3-644456-8, Areva 54101-S08-08, FCI 68000-208HLF, 3M 961108-6404-AR, Molex 22-28-4080.

Store

Header

Price (USD)

Newark

20M2207

$0.19 USD

Mouser

538-22-28-4080

$0.34 USD

Digi-Key

FCI 68000-208HLF

$0.43 USD