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Control your window blinds via the MSP430 LaunchPad

Posted on Thursday, September 27th, 2012 in MSP430 by DP

Here is how to use your MSP430 LauncPad to open and close window blinds. Basically the MSP430 drives a small 8g servo, which in return rotates the blind’s blade pitch adjustment.

Via Hacked Gadgets.

 

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3 Responses to “Control your window blinds via the MSP430 LaunchPad”

  1. I used to have a similar type of setup throughout my automated home (different controller of course) however I also had temperature and light sensors to measure the amount of light (LUX) as well as temperature and automatically adjust blinds based on certain parameters. Adding Temp and Light sensors would be a cool enhancement.

    • Rambo says:

      Hey JerseyTechGuy! That’s a pretty cool idea, prob going to do something similar in my new place eventually. Reason this is very simple thou was that device only has 0.5KB of program memory!! so I was trying to make the smallest possible software implementation of servo control, managed to get it in ~350Bytes! So no space left for sensors.. But deff going to look at some better control in the future :)

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