BeagleBone Black and MSP430 based Wireless Sensing

Chirag Nagpal created prototype of a Wireless sensing system using MSP430, BeagleBone Black and XBee:

I have developed a Wireless Sensing System using an MSP430 microcontroller based node, powered by 2 AA batteries, relaying data to a BeagleBone Black using XBee. The BeagleBone is then hosting a javascript based webpage graphing these values using processing.js. The webpage served by the BeagleBone black is displayed on my laptop.

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  1. Neat project. I’m not familiar with the differences between a beagle bone black and a raspberry pi. Would a rpi be up to the task for a project like this?

    1. I am sure it would be, you’d just need access to a UART (USART, EUSART, whatever!) port on the Pi so you can read the serial data the XBee pumps out.

      Not sure if the webpage side would be as easy though, but it should be.

      Disclaimer: I have a Beaglebone Black, but not a Raspberry Pi. ;-)

  2. I am struggling using the UART Adafruit commands, is there somewhere I could see your UART code as a reference. I cant find it anywhere else online.

    TIA
    Brandon

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