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  1. @@AkshayaJain hope you like it, had to make some guesses based on your elfster wish list Getting back in the office after a long break, I also received my SS gift today. Haven't played this game before, but very interesting from what I've read. Can't wait to try it out! Thank you Secret Santa!
  2. And of course, Rei Vilo with his always-awesome review of the board. http://embeddedcomputing.weebly.com/educational-boosterpack-mk-ii.html MSPWare is also available on the cloud as well if you want instant access to any code or documentation: Documentation: http://dev.ti.com/tirex/#/?link=MSPWare%2FDevelopment%20Tools%2FBOOSTXL-EDUMKII MSP432 Examples: http://dev.ti.com/tirex/#/?link=MSPWare%2FDevelopment%20Tools%2FMSP-EXP432P401R%2FBoosterPack%20Examples Energia Examples: http://dev.ti.com/tirex/#/?link=Energia%2FDevelopment%20Tools%2FMSP-EXP432P401R%2F09.EducationalBP_MKII
  3. Glad to hear! Out of curiosity, have you looked at the device header file? In there, not only CMSIS but also MSP-style definitions (e.g. #define TACCR0 0xHEX_VALUE) are available. Which one would you rather use for direct hardware access?
  4. This is the attitude I like the most and highly encourage .
  5. Nicely done! Even though there were only two suspects, my bet was on @@ILAMtitan at least 80% of the time.
  6. Came in the office one day and saw this: Hmm, this looks awfully familiar. Is it possible that I got the same Santa as last year again? Is it what I think it is? Of course it is! Come on guys, not the book again ? It's a pretty cool book but you can only read it so many times. Well anyhow two days later the real gift came in the office. Very work-appropriate! Can't wait to share this with co-workers & especially bosses. Also very fortunate that it was not ordered during Thanksgiving this year. Thanks Santa! Btw: I refuse to read the amazon gift receipt, so my secret santa is technically still a mystery.
  7. Hey Sven, TI Resource Explorer offers a few collections of Resources for different MCUs, for MSP430 this collection is called MSPWare. Good news is that the UI is all web-based and actually the stand-alone MSPWare also offers the same TI Resource Explorer UI without the need of CCS. You can download the stand-alone version here, then open the following path in your browser: file:///C:/ti/msp430/MSP430ware_1_70_00_28/~TIRex/index.html [Replace the version number with the one you have]. The C2000 guys also have something similar called ControlSUITE. ~D^2
  8. @@bluehash, the executable is over the forum's upload file size limit (2MB). Can you post it up here if I send it to you offline? LaunchPadFirmwareUpdater2.1.change_to_exe.zip
  9. It's been a couple of years since I touched that page, so I don't remember exactly which version of the updater was on that page. While I'm still tracking down the history of the deleted page, here's a local version from my computer that y'all can try out. Unfortunately Windows only.
  10. Have you tried using CCSv6? http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/Category:Code_Composer_Studio_v6#What.27s_new_in_CCSv6 This new version of CCS adds support for GCC compiler for MSP430 projects. Once downloaded from the App Store, you can create a new MSP430 GCC project, develop, compile, and debug using either GCC or CCS MSP430 compiler.
  11. Courtesy of @@ILAMtitan running the new 3-D printer in our lab. The case turns out pretty good. As you can see, we're already thinking about extending this to enclose LP + a BoosterPack. The one shown here is an NFC one, maybe a display one as well. Let's wait for @@ILAMtitan to work his 3-D design magic.
  12. Manually for now, still working on the automatic export. The thing is, there are tons of config options for any given project, and you don't want/need to touch most of them and leave them as default. Those options don't have to be specified in the manual XML, but it might be tricky for the automated method to intelligently exclude them. As you can see, for this project, the .projectspec file is super short, it doesn't have too many crazy options/include/preprocessor, so it was very easy by hand. Larger projects might be a different story .
  13. Hey @@cubeberg, I've added a project configuration into your code. Starting with CCSv5.3, we have introduced a new and more elegant way of defining a project for easier import/export. This feature is called projectspec. By adding a .projectspec into your code folder, you can specify the names, files to copy over, compiler settings such as optimization or --gcc extension in this specific case. Users no longer have to include the other confusing .project or .debug files/folders anymore. All you need to fully replicate the project is: 1. Your code files. 2. The .projectspec file [optional] Linker command file ONLY IF you customize it, otherwise the stock linker command file will be copied over to the project. Here's the new zip file that anybody can simply import into their CCS and immediately compile & download. 43ohChristmas.zip
  14. @@roadrunner84 absolutely!!!! Stay tuned for this
  15. So I came in the morning to see this delivered on my desk. No notes other than the '43oh' marking on the package. I didn't have a banana handy, so the new Educational BoosterPack MK II was used for scale. Thorough examination of the package indicates that the item is most likely a book. Oh no, do I actually have to read this Christmas? Still somewhat confused by the vague description the package and being very suspicious, I compare the unwrapped package to the "Getting Started with MSP430 LaunchPad" book, and guess what, identical dimensions. Well...surely nobody would gift me my own book? Maybe it's another book that happens to use the same format. Hmm....I'll be dang'ed. (Can I say that?) Maybe this is a mistake by somebody? Thoroughly confused, I decide to wait a day and sleep on it. Finally the next day, after satisfying the thirst of tormenting his Secret Satan gift recepient, my Secret Santa surprises me one more time, now with the real gift, on the left. Well played @@ILAMtitan, well played you tricky you sir! By the way, both gifts were amazingly wrapped. Now I know who to ask next time I have to wrap something. Alright now to the actual unwrapping: Another layer of wrapping. Manual inspection indicates a round object with a small rectangle box protruding at the center. Oh gotcha, I think I know what this is. It must be your other devious creation: http://forum.43oh.com/topic/3689-vetinaris-clock/. Yes, this can drive @@KatiePier crazy (we share a glass wall). But no, @@ILAMtitan just has to surprise me one more time. 16-foot RGB LED strip with IR remote, pretty awesome! It does not come with the 12-V DC adapter though . But wait, my fancy $10000+ ESD-protected FPGA board happens to use the same adapter. Sorry silicon development, you're no longer the priority, this desk needs to light up first. Pretty sweet bright lights, @@KatiePier will be blinded by jealousy of my sweet disco-powered office. Thanks @@ILAMtitan and I commend your Secret Santa trickery, let's see if it can one-upped next year!