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  1. @@RobG - I'd say all 4, otherwise the 1st tube isn't treated for cathode poisoning as much as the other tubes.
  2. @@RobG - I'd have to agree on the piezo - this type of clock is probably too bright for an area where you'd want an alarm. I have a spot for one on my VFD clock but only populated it for my first test device. I have three on my desk at work, one with a buzzer that beeps on startup - I should honestly pull the thing off of the board.
  3. @@RobG - hah - that's what I was going to try to add
  4. Well, I know there's a way to go into low power in Energia - might be a good idea to post in the Energia forum. Attach Interrupt would take care of the button push part and Sleep looks like it would work for low power/timing portion - but I don't use Energia a lot outside of ARM chips.
  5. I'd suggest downloading the code examples from the product page - http://www.ti.com/product/MSP430G2553/toolssoftware (download link - http://www.ti.com/lit/zip/slac485) There are a lot of examples depending on what particular aspect you're looking for. Here are a couple of examples that might be helpful: msp430g2xx3_P1_04.c - toggle LED when button pushed - using LPM4 msp430g2xx3_lpm3_vlo.c - LPM3 - LED toggled every 6 seconds
  6. I'll admit I haven't finished the training on TI-RTOS (next plan after I'm done with this course) - but the concepts introduced in the course are clarifying some of the settings I was seeing with TI-RTOS (Like WTF is StackSize used for). So I can see this helping my understanding of using another RTOS.
  7. I believe so - assuming your connections are close enough. You do need to consider corrosion/oxidation as a potential issue. One alternative would be to use capacitance as well instead of a straight on/off - assuming you don't wake up too frequently - you should get good battery life out of that as well.
  8. @@spirilis you're an animal - saw that you'd finished lab 3! I'm about 1/2 of the way through section 2 - there are a LOT of videos to watch and content to read. Are you going through both, or just doing one or the other?
  9. @@RobG - make sure to post back when it's available. I've been meaning to pick one up for my younger brother for a while now.
  10. @@Clavier - sorry - you're right - I hadn't used Comparator_A - looks like I need to do some more reading in the family guide.
  11. I poked around - not an interrupt based on threshold. You can certainly set up a regular ADC conversion based on a reference pin (the 2553 does support VREF) and write a small amount of code to address the need. There are some 430's that can trigger an ADC conversion on a timer (http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/MSP430_-_Triggering_ADC_Conversion_Using_Timer_Module) that might simplify things a bit.
  12. @@william67 - that's definitely odd - I'm seeing some overlap between other pins too - if the labels are correct.
  13. I haven't tried the Relay module with the 3200 - maybe move it to 38 and J15? 39 shouldn't really be affecting the yellow LED, that's on 9. Maybe @@bluehash can move this post to the Energia forum?
  14. Glad to hear @@MSPLife!
  15. That's a pretty open-ended question Do you have any objectives? Are other pieces (cardboard, paper, breadboard) allowed?