To help you get started with the LPC800 Mini-Kit, we've put together a few basic resources for you here.
The LPC800 comes populated with an LPC810 MCU in a DIP8 package. The LPC810 package a lot of peripheral punch into a small, extremely affordable package, but as with any deeply embedded device, it's always a challenge to fit the most code and functionality possible into the smallest device available. The LPC810 with 4KB flash and 1KB SRAM is no exception. To help you get started writing light-weight, but easy to understand code in C, we've put together a basic code base for the LPC810 Mini-Kit based around NXP's free LPCXpresso IDE, which uses the free GNU toolchain beneath the surface. The latest version of the code can be viewed and downloaded online on github (LPC810 Code Base), or you can download the latest version directly.
The schematics for the LPC800 Mini-Kit are available for download here.
In 2013, NXP ran the LPC800 Simplicity Challenge, and the LPCWare community showed amazing inventiveness in what they created. Check out what they did on our LPC800 campaign pages.
In addition to the LPC800 Mini-Kit Code Base above, you may find some of the following links useful working with the LPC810:
The LPC800 mini board can be programmed using any SWD debugger and your favorite IDE -- NXP's own LPCXpresso, as well as IAR, Keil uVision, and Crossworks for ARM all support the LPC800 out of the box! -- but you can also use an inexpensive UART/USB adapter and ISP mode to program the flash memory on the LPC810.
The next step requires you to download and install the latest version of Flash Magic if you haven't already done so. It's available for free at http://www.flashmagictool.com/. Once installed, open the tool, and the run through the following steps:
If at some point you want to change your firmware, simply repeat the process of re-entering ISP mode by holding the ISP pin low, resetting the LPC810, releasing the ISP pin, and the programming the device via Flash Magic again.
There is an issue with some of the LPC810 DIP8 parts that are populated on the mini board that prevents the analog comparator from functioning. To see if the part on your board is affected, locate the date code on the top of the DIP8 package (the last line of text on top of the chip). If this line end with either "2X" or "2A", your part is affected.
LPC800 mini board schematics Rev AR2.pdf - Attached