Magic Mote MSP430G2553 wireless sensor node with NRF24L01+ module

Tom from Magic Smoke writes: This is my first time designing a PCB for MSP430. I really like the NRF24L01+ booster pack but I would like something smaller to use for remote temperature sensors. With that in mind I’ve designed a 24.5 x 50 mm PCB (2 on a 5×5 cm prototype) featuring MSP430G2553 and […]

Developing smart sensor solutions

Ken Boak has published a new build, the MSP430i2041 bluetooth smart sensor board: One of our existing products at work, which I designed about 2 years ago, makes use of the STM32F373 microcontroller interfaced to an AD7767 24-bit sigma-delta ADC, to create a smart sensor. Whilst at the time of development, (Feb 2014) – this seemed to […]

MSP430 VFD clock – Manhattan style

Daniel has a nice write-up about building his Manhattan style VFD Clock based on the MSP430G2553 microcontroller and the MAX6921: I know that and IV-18 based clock isn’t anything original. In fact, Adafruit used to sell a kit for this exact purpose. I don’t really care that it’s not original, because all vacuum tubes are […]

Datalogging Accelerometer Data To An SDCard

MindForge built a datalogger project which logs accelerometer values to an SDCard: This project started as an EMG datalogger to study my dad’s Parkinson’s disease, but after some testing I determined wearing electrodes wasn’t practical for the long term datalogging that I wanted to do, the data ended up very noisy due to RF interference […]

New Energia 17 release brings SensorTag, Red Bear CC3200 And F28069M support

The Energia team announces the availability of version 0101E0017.  We wrote about it previously: A new version of Energia has been released. This version fixes alot of bugs from the previous version and also adds support for the following: Support for three new boards have been added added: – CC2650 based SensorTag (MT) – CC3200 based […]

DIY ez-FET lite…ghetto style

Juan Ignacio has published a new build, a DIY ez-FET lite: I have a few MSP430G2955 around but non of my Launchpads are capable of programming this MCU. Texas Instruments released a while back all the informtation needed to build the new ez-FET lite. The eZ-FET lite is a low cost USB-based on-board emulation solution for […]

ArTICL: Arduino and MSP432 Launchpad to TI graphing calculator linking

KermMartian over at Cemetech forum writes: A few weeks ago, I received a pair of MSP432 Launchpad development boards courtesy of Texas Instruments, and two weeks ago, I began porting ArTICL to the MSP432. I’m happy to announce that ArTICL is now available to MSP432 Launchpad programs. First developed last year as an upgrade to my […]

An NFC implant to open doors and unlocking PCs

Fred over at the 430h forum shared another project using his NFC implant and an MSP4305529 to unlock his PC: I recent completed the prototype of my LoginNFC project. It’s a combination of MSP430 acting as a USB keyboard (and CDC serial for configuration) and a TRF7970A NFC reader. The prototype was done with a […]

TruPlay- Hacking into an OVC3860 based bluetooth A2DP adapter using the MSP430

TruPlay –  controlling bluetooth A2DP devices using MSP430and OVC3860  from Rohit Gupta: I wanted it to 3D Print a new case but couldn’t so, made a PCB that would sit on the Top of the adapter and command it. I was lucky to have a 3.3V Regulator inside the adapter so, an extra regulator was […]

FM430 – A MSP430 and TEA5767 project that lets you listen to clear digital FM

From the comments on our earlier FM radio receiver post.  Rohit Gupta shows off his digital FM Receiver on MSP430 using TEA5767: I completed one yesterday using the MSP430 and TEA5767 Chip. Gave it a minimalist switch to toggle the channels stored in an array. Gives realtime channel strength and transmission quality values too over serial. […]

New Energia version available

  The Energia team announces the availability of version 0101E0015: The Energia team is very happy to announce the release of Energia 15. This release aside from bug fixes adds support for the new Texas Instruments ARM Cortex M4F based MSP432 LaunchPad. This time around it’s a bit different though. The MSP432 Wiring/Energia framework is […]

TI releases the MSP432 microcontroller

Introducing MSP432: MSP’s new low-power 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M4F MCUs TI is announcing an expanded MSP portfolio including a new family of 32‐bit processors built on the ARM Cortex‐M4F core. The first family includes the MSP432P401x MCUs with 48MHz speed, 1MSPS 14‐bit ADC, up to 256KB flash, up to 64B RAM and low‐power operation of only […]

Tutorial : Control your launchpad using your voice

Antscran over at the 430h forum posted a how-to on using an Android phone and voice commands to control a MSP430G2553: In this tutorial I will demonstrate a MSP430 voice control over Bluetooth, using a HC06 Bluetooth module.  I will be using an Android App I programmed which can be downloaded and installed, the C […]

This smart coaster blinks and buzzes your drink status

Citizen over at the 430h forum has been working on a smart coaster project that blinks and buzzes your drink status: He’s trying to cram the following features into his design. TI TMP006 for contactless temperature sensing. Self powered design. TI BQ25504 for energy harvesting via tiny solar cells. A tiny buzzer for audible notifications A […]

Energia vE0013 release adds low power, CC3200 WiFi LP and CC3100 BP support

The Energia team announces the availability of version vE0013.  We wrote about it previously: A new version of Energia has been released. Energia is an open-source electronics prototyping platform started by Robert Wessels in January of 2012 with the goal to bring the Wiring and Arduino framework to the Texas Instruments MSP430 based LaunchPad. It […]