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’ … Read more
Tag Archives: MSP430
App note: Interfacing the KXP94 or KXR94 tri-axis accelerometer with the Texas Instruments MSP430F149 microprocessor to measure tilt and other motions
Capture motions with Kionix’ Tri-Axis Accelerometers and a TI’s MSP430F149. App note here (PDF) Kionix linear accelerometers function on the principle of differential capacitance. Acceleration causes displacement of a silicon structure resulting in a change in capacitance. A signal-conditioning CMOS … Read more
Tom posted an update on his Magic Mote wireless sensor we covered previously: Here is Version 2 of the Magic Mote PCB. The tactile switch is more accessible at the side of the board, the programming/serial header is now IDC6 compatible, and … Read more
Tom’s another cool project the Magic Mote thermostat and wireless temperature sensor: A homemade thermostat up in the basement rafters controls the heating in my home. The smart bit is the radio frequency communication that connects it to a remote temperature … Read more
Tom has designed this Magic Mote wireless sensor, that is available at Github: I set out to design a wireless sensor PCB that could be inexpensively prototyped in quantities of 10. NRF24L01+ modules are exceedingly cheap (~$10 for 10), use very little power, … Read more
arduinoversusevil writes: We’re using the 43oh to control 12V solenoids supplied from a Dangerous Prototypes ATX breakout, and the Adafruit flow meter is feeding back position data to the 43oh. Surprisingly IT WORKS! For more build deets visit the blog … Read more
Markus Gritsch posted an update on his Dot-Matrix MSP430 alarm clock we covered previously: Using the ADC is a good suggestion. Thank you! The clock now has an additional state after turning the flashlight off, where it displays the battery voltage … Read more
ejbs70 posted pictures of his free Minimal MSP430G2553 PCB build, a guest PCB from Boseji. If you build a free PCB we’ll send you another one! Blog about it, post a picture on Flicker, whatever – we’ll send you a coupon code … Read more
Markus Gritsch shows off his Dot-Matrix MSP430 alarm clock. Via the project log forum.
SUF shared his new project the universal digital timer based on MSP430 in the project log forum: I have an oven and a deep fryer at home. Both has the same type of digital timer in it. The timer has … Read more
SUF posted a cheap frequency counter based on MSP430 in the project log forum. Here is the properties of the project: – Cheap: The component total should be below $5 – Using TI’s MSP430 line of MCUs what I’m learning now … Read more
A booster board for the MSP430 LaunchPad controls brushless DC motors with or without sensors. A bunch of double NPN transistor MBT2222AD ICs drive the motors: I thought that I would share my project on the forum. I call it … Read more
M-atthias was successful in running bitbang USB v1.1 on a MSP430G2452. It’s similar to the V-USB project that’s used on AVRs. It takes ~2kb of room on the microcontroller. Yes, this is similar to the efforts of V-USB for AVR, … Read more
Boseji from m8051 gave us these PCBs on the second day of the Bangalore geek tour. We added them to our free PCB drawer. The QFP package MSP430F5310 is a nice MSP430 chip that can be programmed and debugged using … Read more
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 … Read more
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.
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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.