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[ ENDED ] Nov 2013 - Jan 2014 - 43oh Project of the Month Contest

Nov 2013 - Jan 2014 43oh Project of the Month Contest   75 members have voted

  1. 1. Rate the project that should win this month's POTM on the basis of ingenuity, effort and originality.

    • [url=http://forum.43oh.com/topic/3727-ds1394-rtc-led-driver-tm1638/]DS1394 RTC + led driver tm1638 Clock[/url][shluzzzoid]
      2
    • [url=http://forum.43oh.com/topic/4262-annoy-a-tron-20/]Annoy A Tron 2.0[/url] [lastaid]
      1
    • [url=http://forum.43oh.com/topic/4611-overengineered-12v-lead-battery- recharger/]Overengineered 12V lead battery recharger[/url][petertux]
      3
    • [url=http://forum.43oh.com/topic/4766-m-clock-build-m-for-minimalist-multi- mode-or-matrix/]M-Clock build, M for Minimalist, Multi-mode or Matrix[/url] [simpleavr]
      7
    • [url=http://forum.43oh.com/topic/4851-algorithmic-synth-project/]Algorithmic synth project[/url][larryfaz]
      2
    • [url=http://forum.43oh.com/topic/4802-msp430-morse-trainer-10/]MSP430 Morse Trainer 1.0[/url][igendel]
      2
    • [url=http://forum.43oh.com/topic/4832-potm-rgb-binary-clock/]RGB Binary Clock [/url][amstan]
      3
    • [url=http://forum.43oh.com/topic/4833-potm-daisy-a-simple-ais-receiver/]dAISy - A Simple AIS Receiver[/url][Chicken]
      8
    • [url=http://forum.43oh.com/topic/4856-subicount-an-improved-tally-counter/] SubiCount: an improved tally counter[/url][pjKim]
      2
    • [url=http://forum.43oh.com/topic/4547-open-nov-2013-jan-2014-43oh-project-of- the-month-contest/page-2#entry43217]Wireless Sensor Node with MSPG2553 and 8-pin NRF24L01+ module[/url][t0mpr1c3]
      5
    • [url=http://forum.43oh.com/topic/4547-open-nov-2013-jan-2014-43oh-project-of- the-month-contest/page-2#entry43222]Home Automation : Controlling an IPCamera, Sprinkler systems, Garage Door and Thermostat[/url][legailutin]
      1
    • [url=http://forum.43oh.com/topic/4580-christmas-pcb/]Christmas PCB[/url] [Cubeberg]
      1
    • [url=http://forum.43oh.com/topic/4938-timed-camera-remote/]Timed Camera Remote [/url][Graham72]
      2
    • [url=http://forum.43oh.com/topic/4920-120-led-ring-clock/120]LED Ring Clock [/url][Greeeg]
      6
    • [url=http://forum.43oh.com/topic/5003-rpn-scientific-calculator/]RPN Scientific Calculator[/url][Druzyek]
      8
    • [url=http://forum.43oh.com/topic/4602-potm-audible-alarm-player/]Audible Alarm Player[/url][JWoodrell]
      1
    • [url=http://forum.stellarisiti.com/topic/552-elua-for-stellaris-launchpad/]eLua for Stellaris Launchpad[/url][igor]
      5
    • [url=http://forum.stellarisiti.com/topic/1773-open-43oh-stellarisiti-nov-2013- jan-2014-project-of-the-month/#entry5490]Tic Tac Toe[/url][joelfinkle]
      5
    • [url=http://forum.stellarisiti.com/topic/1773-open-43oh-stellarisiti-nov-2013- jan-2014-project-of-the-month/#entry5518]FM synthesizer Using the AD9850 function generator[/url][gonya707]
      2
    • [url=http://forum.stellarisiti.com/topic/1773-open-43oh-stellarisiti-nov-2013- jan-2014-project-of-the-month/#entry5545]Kitchen Roast Thermocouple Monitor [/url][Spirilis]
      4
    • [url=http://forum.stellarisiti.com/topic/1815-stellaris-launchpad-camera-flash- timer-and-measurement-tool/]Camera Flash Timer and Measurement Tool[/url][PTB]
      3

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Hey guys. Figured I should submit my ledRing clock to the project of the month (3 months?) :D

 

 

Basically it is a ring of LEDs 120 in total. controlled by a very cheap! MSP430G2121

 

Here is the schematic for the controller. Design files for the ring can be found in the project thread.

;               ledRing
;             MSP430G2121       
;             -----------------     
;         /|\|              XIN|-    
;          | |                 |   32Khz Watch crystal 
;          --|RST          XOUT|-  
;            |                 |  
;      S1  >-|P1.2             | 
;      S2  >-|P1.7             |
;            |         SDO/P1.6|-------> LED DATA_IN
;            |         SCK/P1.5|<--;  
;            |        SCLK/P1.4|-->^   P1.4 and P1.5 shorted
;

Code for the G2121 is here:

ledRing_code.zip

 

 

Getting the tiny G2121 (1kb Flash, 128b RAM) to control 120RGB LEDs was fun. I ended up implementing a small heap and node system.

Technically there can only be 30 or so LEDs lit at any time due to this. however this works well for a simple clock implementation :)

Also to get the tight timings required for the WS2812's I'm using the USI in slvae mode, clocked by the MSP's SCLK (exposed on P1.4) this saves ~5 cycles needed to move a byte to the USI's bit count register.

 

The code is also 100% assembly. and I'm no assembly wiz so there is probably quite a bit of wasted space.

 

Design is very simple. clock just runs, pressing button 1, increment the hours and resets the minutes (helps with working out what hour is lit).

button 2 then increments the minutes.

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Hey guys. Figured I should submit my ledRing clock to the project of the month (3 months?) :D

 

It looks really stunning. I can imagine so many people wanting to become makers after watching this video :smile:

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I'm going to throw my project on here.

 

It is a SD card based audible alarm player. *now with sound quality*

 

the user provides a 24v signal on one of two input wires, and the unit takes that 24v power and uses it to power up the MSP430 and amplifier.  It reads the file linked to that input signal and plays it out the speaker.  I did a couple of tricks to improve sound quality.  right now it is working best with 8kHz 8 bit wav files, but it adapts to other sample rates on the fly.  right now it doesn't understand how to read 16 bit files, but this is just the first draft, and that is in the planning.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ-gWZK3wAQ

@@JWoodrell, is there a project page for this.

 

My project: a small low-cost, battery-powered wireless sensor board based on the MSP430G value series MCUs and the new CC1200 radios.

 

The radio part is based on TI's CC1200 reference design, the MCU part is based on the launchpad: LED and button on the pins you expect; all MCU pins will be easily accessible via pin headers.  Working on the schematics/PCB right now.  

@@FredrikNyman Do you have a project page for this?

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Just a note:

If two or more projects have the same no. of votes, they will be give a chance to chose from the prize list  in order of their time of entry in the POTM thread.

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Listing as per time of entry in 43oh and Stellarisiti POTM threads. 

First, projects with highest no. of votes are sorted. If multiple projects have the same no. of votes, they are sorted as per the time they were submitted. 
Winners in order:

There are at least 19 prizes to be won. I'll be contacting each one of you in order and you can select anything from the prize pool. The prize list will be published in a day or two as I need to get in touch with the sponsors and see when they are ready to ship.
 
The only prize I'm concerned about is the Panavise. Shipping that International will be a concern.
 
Congratulations to everyone who entered!
 
Prizes:

  1. Mastech MS8211N 2000 Count Handheld Digital Multimeter
  2. Panavise Junior kit
  3. Saleae Logic Analyzer
  4. DLP Design RFID kit
  5. Pervasive displays 2" EPD kit
  6. Your choice of Design, Laser Cut by 43oh Member Fred
  7. Noritake GU144x16D VFD display
  8. Elecrow Arduino Prototyping kit
  9. Elecrow $10  PCB Prototyping coupon code - 1
  10. Elecrow $10 PCB Prototyping coupon code - 2
  11. Elecrow $10 PCB Prototyping coupon code - 3
  12. Elecrow $10 PCB Prototyping coupon code - 4
  13. Elecrow $10 PCB Prototyping coupon code - 5
  14. CircuitCo SD-Card Kit - 1
  15. CircuitCo SD-Card Kit - 2
  16. CircuitCo Educational BoosterPack Kit
  17. $20 gift card Sparkfun/Amazon/Adafruit 
  18. Stellaris Launchpad kit - 1
  19. Stellaris Launchpad kit - 2
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Well, I guess I paid a certain price for trying to be a gentleman and not vote for myself :biggrin:

Congratulations people, those were very inspiring projects, and totally deserving the prizes!

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Well, I guess I paid a certain price for trying to be a gentleman and not vote for myself :biggrin:

Congratulations people, those were very inspiring projects, and totally deserving the prizes!

You will still get a prize :)

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You will still get a prize :)

 

I did say a cetrain price :smile:

Anyway, the competitors set a really high standard, I'll have to brush up seriously for the next time.

 

Thanks for organizing this! Must have been quite an effort by itself.

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