Posts Tagged ‘MSP430’

MSP430 LaunchPad 4 channel logic analyzer update

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

OPossum already designed a MSP430 LaunchPad logic analyzer based on our Logic Shrimp. In the latest update he decided to follow our lead in changing the 4 23K256 SRAM ICs for a single 23LC1024 IC. Preliminary design of a 4 channel version using the new 23LC1024 SPI RAM. Hope to...

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Control your window blinds via the MSP430 LaunchPad

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

[embed]![/embed] 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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Internet Protocol v6 running on MSP430 with ENC28J60

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

[embed][/embed] XPG is developing an IPv6 stack for the MSP430 microcontrollers using the ENC28J60 Ethernet IC for MAC/PHY. He demonstrates his proof-of-concept by having the MSP430 send HTTP requests to a custom PHP server at a push of a button, as seen in the video above. Now, as the 2553...

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MSP430 Launchpad GamingPack

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Max, Brittany, and Kathleen designed a gaming console extension for the MSP430 LaunchPad. It's called the GamingPack, and it's based on the similar Arduino shield Gameduino. It features a Spartan 3A FPGA which handles both video VGA output, and input from two NES controllers. Based on the Gameduino, the GamingPack...

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GIVEAWAY: MSP430 LaunchPad

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Today we announce the recipient of the  MSP430 LaunchPad.  There were lots of great ideas for projects based on the MSP430 LaunchPad, thanks for your submissions. Chris gets a MSP430 for his open source aquarium automation idea: I’m busy with some Opens Source Aquarium Automation project (well, the first phase...

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GIVEAWAY: MSP430 LaunchPad

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Later today we’ll announce the winner of the  MSP430 LaunchPad.  If you’d like one just leave a comment on the original contest post with an idea for a cool project.

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GIVEAWAY: MSP430 LaunchPad

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Tomorrow we’ll give away an MSP430 LaunchPad!  If you’d like one just leave a comment on yesterday’s post with an idea for a cool project.

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GIVEAWAY: MSP430 LaunchPad

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

This week we're giving away an MSP430 LaunchPad! We've amassed a couple of these as freebies, now one of them can be yours. Leave a comment on this post with a project idea, and this board could be yours on Thursday.

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MSP430 Launchpad Logic Analyzer based on the Logic Shrimp

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

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...

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App note: Multiple time-bases from a single timer module in MPS430 devices

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Here is an app note from Texas Instruments describing how to implement multiple time-base outputs from a single timer module on a MSP430 microcontroller. The timer modules on MSP430™ ultra-low power microcontrollers often base several different outputs off of a single time base – a single timer period. This is...

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Launchpad based servo walker

Friday, June 29th, 2012

[embed][/embed] 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...

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Poor man’s pogo test pins

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

[embed][/embed] To test his LCD launchpad booster packs, Robg improvised some DIY test connections. Using slightly larger than standard male headers and some rubber-bands, he is able to make solder-less contact between the Launchpad and his LCD booster pack. Via 43oh.

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LCD touch and button Boosterpacks are available at 43oh

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

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...

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MSP430 based intelligent fan controller

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Kenneth needed to tame an old PC that was just too loud. He designed a fan controller based on the 16bit MSP430 microcontroller that adjusts the speed of 3 fans depending on the temperature of the CPU. Source code and schematics are available. During the Maker Faire Salvage Crawl last...

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App note: Interfacing a 3volt microcontroller to 5volt peripherals

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

It can be a challenge to interface 5volt stuff with modern 3.3volt microcontrollers like an ARM or MSP430. This app note covers several circuits for voltage translation on input, output, and bidirectional pins. The interfacing of the 3-V MSP430x1xx and MSP430x4xx  microcontroller families to circuits with a supply of 5...

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3D printed Nintendo portable

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Check out The Longhorn Engineer's Maker Faire project: the 3D printed NES portable. This is basically the Nintendo Top loader board placed inside a custom 3D printed case, with a Play Station Portable screen integrated into it. You can also watch Parker talk about it in our video about the...

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MSProbot Launch Pad robot platform

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

The MSProbot is one of the projects The Longhorn Engineer featured at the Bay Area Maker Faire 2012. It's an MSP430 Launch Pad with tank treads, a prototyping area, and sensor breakouts. Check out our interview with Parker and see the MSProbot in action. Via the contact form.

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MSP430 based wireless temperature sensor

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Toxic239 shared his wireless temperature sensor project based on the MSP430 microcontroller. It uses a 14.089 MHz carrier frequency which is modulated using Morse code, outputting "CALLSIGN T<TEMP> 73". The source files are available in the forum. For an upcoming low altitude party balloon flight :D we had to put...

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MSP430 based frequency counter with Nokia 1202 LCD

Monday, May 7th, 2012

A while ago we wrote about using cheap Nokia 1202 LCDs for projects. These LCDs come with a solderable connector, and are easy to interface over the I2C bus. Toxic239 made a frequency counter based on the MSP430 Launchpad and this LCD. Source code for his project is available in...

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MSP430 based 32 LED driver

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Parker designed a MSP430 based 32 LED driver. His intends to use it as a VU meter, by reading a ADC line with the uC and turning LEDs on and of depending on the calculated VU level. Finished the VU. Changed the name to a 32 LED Driver as that...

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