Tom shared his Jack-O’-Launchpad in the project log forum: Perhaps not the most imaginative used of a Tiva Launchpad, but the default application makes for a serviceable Jack-O’-Lantern. Powered by a USB adapter from CUI, a freebie via @digikey on twitter. Nice! Via the forum.
arduinoversusevil has posted details on automating irrigation system with the MSP430: It took about 3 hours to get most of the water out. Standing next to a noisy compressor, chooching a lever back and forth is no fun. This year, I got smrt. I dug through my junk bins and found a metric shit ton of timer […]
TI has announced their latest LaunchPad evaluation kit. The new MSP430F5529 USB LaunchPad Evaluation Kit includes USB 2.0-enabled MSP430F5529 16-bit MCU (up to 25 MHz), 128KB Flash, 8KB RAM and a 12 Bit SAR ADC. Also included are eZ-FET lite (the open source onboard debugger with application UART) and the standard 40 pin LaunchPad connector […]
Here’s TI’s quick start-up guide to their new Stellaris LaunchPad, which is a Cortex M4 based digital signal processor development board. Via Embedded Lab.
Alex wrote a review of the Stellaris LaunchPad. This is Texas Instrument’s latest development board in the LaunchPad series. It is built around the Cortex M4 microcontrollers. All in all, AWESOME little boards for $5! Especially considering that, once they’re available wholesale, the bare chip goes for $4.40@1kU, and there are two on the board! […]
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.
The TI estore now has the Stellaris LM4F120 LaunchPad eval board available for pre-order at the promotional price of $4.99! Orders should begin shipping around September 25, 2012. Go to the TI estore for more info and to place an order.
Jordan is a software developer for Texas Instruments Stellaris team. While he’s not working on the Launchpad project, he was able to snag a rev0 board a few months ago, which led to this project. He informs us he’ll be updating his blog with a few other project ideas in the future, and releasing the […]
oPossum built a 6 channel logic analyzer booster pack for the MSP430 Launchpad. His design is inspired by the Logic Shrimp and used SPI serial interface RAM chips to store samples. The MSP430 software is SUMP compatible and works with Jawi’s OLS client. This is a logic analyzer add-on for the TI MSP430 Launchpad. It […]
Vinu designed and built this servo walker based on the MSP430 Launchpad. He documented his design, along with instructions on how to build one. Hi, I bought two small servo motors last month. I was thinking what I can do with this two servo, since it is only two in number. Then I asked this […]
Lars designed and produced these LCD touch and button Boosterpacks for the MSP430. It’s an LCD breakout with 4 tactile buttons or 4 cap buttons, depending on the version. It sits on top of the 430 LaunchPad, but can also function independently if a microcontroller is soldered on. This pack is a good component if […]
Kerry wrote a tutorial on how to use the MSP430 LaunchPad to program external (off board) standalone MSP430 microcontrollers. To program an external MSP430G2 device, you need to simply remove all the jumpers from the LaunchPad develpment board and connect the TEST, RST and ground pins with your target device (see picture below). Since the […]
NJC was designing a home automation system, to control lights at preset intervals. He wanted to use the MSP430 Launchpad but found the high frequency clock source of the valueline MCU to be insufficiently accurate. He wrote this post on the MSP430 Launchpad Blog detailing how to install the 32.768kHz crystal and run an ACLK […]
Raj inform us that he recently finished writing a step-by-step guide for setting up the Code Composer Studio v4 build and debug environment for TI MSP430 Launchpad. You can read Raj’s tutorial at Embedded lab. Via the contact form.
Simpleavr writes to inform us of his project using the TI Launchpad to play “bad apple” on a Nokia 5110 LCD breakout. This was his entry into the 43Oh project of the month contest. He notes that the Launchpad can also play Nyan cat but at a barely recognizable 1 bit color. Nevertheless, the bad […]
lpm0 writes to inform us of a 3D model he found of the MSP430 Launchpad at 43Oh. The 43Oh crew describes their design: We were looking out for a 3D model of the Launchpad for one of our projects, but could not find any. So we whipped our own Sketchup Model. As far as we […]
Rob, a member over at 43Oh, wanted a quick way to add a digital display to his MPS430 Launchpad projects. So he devised a shield which he describes: Here is a little LED Display Shield I have created for LaunchPad. It has 2 595′s, uses 3 wires to communicate with LP, and supports both, common […]
Rob K1WAW was trying to sharpen his Morse code skills and wanted to use an Iambic Keyer. He built this prototype which connects the left and right paddle of the telegraph key to pins on the MSP430 Launchpad, which is programmed to produce the dot/dashes and output it to a speaker at an audio tone […]
NsN writes to inform us that the TI eStore is running a promotion on the 430BOOST-SENSE1 – MSP430 Capacitive Touch BoosterPack. The Capacitive Touch BoosterPack (430BOOST-CAPTOUCH1) is a plug in board for the $4.30 MSP430 Value Line LaunchPad development kit (MSP-EXP430G2 – sold separately). This BoosterPack features several capacitive touch elements including a scroll wheel, […]