Markus shared his DIY alarm clock using an MSP430 in the project log forum. Video below.
Nicholas J. Conn of NJC’sMSP430 Launchpad wanted to design a small footprint dev board based on the new MSP430F5510 from TI. His finished product which he calls the DEV.BO appears above. Features include a max clock speed of 25MHz, integrated 32kHz crystal, 25K of flash memory, 1 USCI_A (UART/LIN/IrDA/SPI), 1 USCI_B (I2C/SPI), a 10-bit SAR […]
kphlight was working on a simple Pomodoro timer project using the MSP430 Launchpad, and wrote this Instructable on debugging using the IAR Embedded Workshop Kickstart, including the ability to make on the fly memory changes.
TI has a promotion giving away a limited number of the MSP430 USB Development Stick. The eZ430-F2013 is a powerful development tool that provides both the USB based programmer and F2013 development board in a small USB stick package. The flash memory can be erased and programmed in seconds with only a few keystrokes, and […]
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player TI has released the datasheets on their new MSP430G2xxx chips. The MSP430G2x32 and MSP430G2x02 series of microcontrollers are ultra-low-power mixed signal microcontrollers with built-in 16-bit timers, and up to 16 I/O touch sense enabled pins and built-in communication capability using the universal serial communication interface. The MSP430G2x32 series have a […]
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player TI has released GRACE , a graphical configuration tool for MSP430 and Launchpad developers for setting up integrated peripherals such as ADCs, OpAmps, Timers, Clocks, and other modules. This tool is a free and open source, eclipse-based plug-in for Code Composer Studio. Code Composer Studio v126.96.36.19917 is required for the […]
The Philadelphia, PA based Maker/hacker group Hive76 developed a tiny serial terminal using a TI Launchpad and an HD44780 LCD. The circuit diagram and code libraries are available for download. Some useful work that can be incorporated into larger projects.
Naturetm has published the details on how to produce composite video using the MSP430 found on the TI Launchpad. Just two resistors added to the Launchpad and their source code will get you monochrome NTSC video in 192×40 res! Via Hack A Day.
The new processor quick start guides were a big hit. Maff^ contributed a basic guide to the AVR, and Dpropicweb greatly expanded the PIC guides. We finished the MSP430 guide, and added new guides for the Coolrunner-II CPLD and Spartan 3 FPGA (in progress). Check out all the guides, and add one for your favorite […]
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Here’s a hack combining a cheap digital camera body and PIR sensor to form a motion detector camera. The project is controlled by a MSP430 microcontroller found in the Launchpad kit. Via Instructables.
Getting started with a new processor family is a minefield. Our new quick start guides for the PIC, LPC ARM, and STM32 ARM, are a collection of notes on these processor families. If you’re already familiar with one processor, these condensed guides can help you get started on a whole new platform without scouring the […]
Kenneth’s low-power microcontroller experiment tests how long will an MSP430 microcontroller can run on 20F of charged capacitors. Via Hack a Day.
An update of the inexpensive, medium-speed AVR/PIC/CPLD/Arduino programmer is posted in the forum. This programmer is designed for people who don’t own a programmer, and just want to rescue a bricked PIC or AVR. This version takes into account the pin connection diagram MichaelZ outlined during our last design review. The update has a single […]
Texas Instruments is putting out a $4.30 development platform for the 16bit MSP430 microcontroller. The LaunchPad is aimed at beginners and hobbyists. It accepts several different through-hole chips from the MSP430 value line. We like to use the MSP430 in simple low power designs, but the 4K and 8K size limits on the compiler can […]