Mbed Shield


The Mbed Shield is the Mbed application board based on Mbed LPC1768 Prototyping Board. Just try imagine controlling Ethernet devices using environmental data from sensors. It integrates a series of external interfaces,such as CAN, Ethernet, USB and 4 standard Grove sockets, all together on a single board.The Mbed Shield is also compatible with other standard Arduino Shields, providing you an even more powerful extension for your Mbed.


  • Standard shield shape design
  • Arduino-compatible basepins
  • Various on-board interfaces: CAN, Ethernet, USB, Grove



Here is a brief description of how to read the Ethernet data and a removable disk data.</span>

  • Connect the USB connector of Mbed Protyboard Board to the computer’s USB port.

1) Wait for the new found hardware prompt.

2) Download the Mbed serial port Driver and install it.

3) The following picture indicates a successful installation.

  • Plug the Mbed Protyboard Board into the Mbed Base Shield.

Demo 1: Read a U disk

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is the most widely used bus in today’s computer. USB has particularly been designed to standardize connections between the computer and peripherals. For instance, keyboards, mice, USB audio devices, printers, scanners, disk drives or cameras can use the same bus to exchange data with a computer. A USB device stack has been developed in order to provide all great capabilities from USB to mbed.

  • Plug a U disk into the USB interface.


1) The MSCUsbHost.bin File is generated by Mbed online compiler.

2) Delete any unrelated bin files appear in Mbed disk.

  • Press the Reset button. The Serial port should receive following information.

Demo 2: Read a Ethernet data

The example demonstrates how to get started with the Ethernet function.

  • Connect an available Ethernet cable into the Ethernet interface.


Delete any unrelated bin files appear in Mbed disk.

  • Press the Reset button. The Serial port should receive following information.

  • Open the web page and you can view the returned information.


Mbed Shield Eagle File

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Thank you for choosing Seeed. A couple of months ago we initiated a project to improve our documentation system. What you are looking at now is the first edition of the new documentation system. Comparing to the old one, here is the progresses that we made:

  • Replaced the old documentation system with a new one that was developed from Mkdocs, a more widely used and cooler tool to develop documentation system.
  • Integrated the documentation system with our official website, now you can go to Bazaar and other section like Forum and Community more conveniently.
  • Reviewed and rewrote documents for hundreds of products for the system’s first edition, and will continue migrate documents from old wiki to the new one.

An easy-to-use instruction is as important as the product itself. We are expecting this new system will improve your experience when using Seeed’s products. However since this is the first edition, there are still many things need to improve, if you have any suggestions or findings, you are most welcome to submit the amended version as our contributor or give us suggestions in the survey below, Please don’t forget to leave your email address so that we can reply.

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