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Building a “$5 Forth computer” – first steps

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Ken Boak writes: In this post we look at a new MSP430 FRAM based device - the MSP430FR2433. It has 15K of FRAM, 0.5K of Info FRAM and 4K bytes of SRAM. As well as the memory, there are 3 serial communications interfaces, a multichannel 10 bit ADC and 3...

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Datalogging Accelerometer Data To An SDCard

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

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...

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

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

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...

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DIY ez-FET lite…ghetto style

Friday, November 27th, 2015

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...

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ArTICL: Arduino and MSP432 Launchpad to TI graphing calculator linking

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

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...

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An NFC implant to open doors and unlocking PCs

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

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...

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

Monday, July 6th, 2015

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...

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

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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...

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New Energia version available

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

  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....

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TI releases the MSP432 microcontroller

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

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...

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MSP430 Bootloader by Dylek for value line series (RS232)

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Daniel Duchna made his own MSP430 Bootloader and wrote a detailed description in his WIKI. It is as simple as usage of any other Bootloader. Firstly you have to flash 'MSP430 Bootloader by Dylek' to MCU. You can do it through 'MSP430 Flasher' provided by Texas Instruments on their WIKI  

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Tutorial : Control your launchpad using your voice

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

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...

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MSP430 propelled pendulum clock

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

DickB over at the 430h forum built this cool MSP430 propelled pendulum clock: This pendulum clock is not only regulated by the pendulum, but it is driven by it.  A hidden magnet in the pendulum swings past a hidden coil and induces a current.  This is detected and then a current...

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This smart coaster blinks and buzzes your drink status

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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...

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

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

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...

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SG90 servo controller

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Zoltán of PakaHuszar is working on a SG90 servo controller: The original idea was the following: TI Launchpad + SG90 servo, connected to a PC via USB port and it can be controlled from there.

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Solar tracking device using MSP430

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRpPh83sZKU[/embed] vigneshraja wrote this Instructable detailing his solar tracking device using MSP430: Hi everyone.here i am showing my solar tracking project for solar panel. The two LDRs are connected to both edges of the solar panel.so it can able to follow sun direction from east side sunrise to until west side...

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TI MSP430 Emulating calculator build

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Chris of simpleavr documented a TMS0803/5 Emulating calculator build: As this project emulates the original TI DataMath and Sinclair Scientific calculators, it operates exactly the same as the original ones. The keyboard layouts are similar in both calculators. On the PCB, the dominant key legends (on top of each key)...

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Remotely flash a weather station with a custom MSP430F5529 bootloader

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

  Tml over at the 430h forum writes: This project is fully functional and I use it to remotely reflash my weather station. I just push the new application image onto the web server, then the application working on the target device downloads it, parses and puts onto the flash and then...

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Insomni’hack CTF 2014: Bus Pirate used as a serial interface to communicate with the MSP430 microcontroller

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Bus Pirate was used to communicate to a MSP430 microcontroller  at Insomni’hack CTF2014 challenge.  q3k of DragonSector writes: The devboard is obviously a Texas Instruments MSP430 launchpad. Attached to it is a Bus Pirate used as a serial interface, and a round device of no obvious use... What could it be..? Nicolas,...

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