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gatesphere last won the day on December 29 2010

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  1. gatesphere

    I'm back, figured I'd do one of these...

    Well, it's not too bad. I could complain, but that's not my style. I'm about to finish my undergrad, though, so that's a good thing.
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    Recommend me an external RAM IC?

    Thanks, this is exactly what I need! Plus, this will give me much more room to breathe. -->Jake
  3. Hi all, I find myself in need of about 2k-4k of ram, accessible in 8bit or larger words. I would like to keep this project on the LaunchPad (my target is the g2452), so I'm looking for an external RAM IC. My requirements are: [*:3rp40ile]Fairly cheap (<$1.50 or so per chip, in quantities of 1000 or more) [*:3rp40ile]2k+ [*:3rp40ile]DIP package for prototyping [*:3rp40ile]SPI interface preferrable, but I2C or other protocols work [*:3rp40ile]Does not need a driver Does anyone have any suggestions? I've looked through the TI site, and can't find *any* memory ICs that aren't also fully functional DSPs or MCUs... and I really have no idea where to look elsewhere. Thanks in advance, -->Jake
  4. Hi Jay, Sorry to have let this lament for so long, but as far as I'm concerned, the MSPhere project is dead. I had some unfortunate life events pull me away from mcu work, and I've since lost interest in this project. Not to mention, there have been several other projects that attempt the same thing and pull it off much better than MSPhere... friendly_launchpad and EasyMSP come to mind, as does a neat little project porting the Arduino IDE to a LaunchPad compatible form: Energia. Hope this helps! -->Jake
  5. Hello all, I'm back at work with MSPs after a long hiatus. Sorry about that... life got in the way. Anyways, for those of you who have been a regular on this forum from it's inception, you might remember me as the guy who started the MSPhere framework, or maybe the one who made terrible noises from a launchpad. Or maybe even the one who went dumpster diving and found some old Heathkit programmable computers. For those of you who have appeared since my departure around a year and a half ago, hi, I'm Jake. Nice to meet you I'm hoping to dive into a large-scale, low-cost project with a friend of mine that is just getting into embedded work. I'll release more details soon, but I have big aspirations for this project. So, in short, I guess the purpose of this post is to say... "I'm back! And I've missed you guys!" -->Jake
  6. Agreed. The maintainer of EasyMSP has done some great work, and I highly recommend his library.
  7. It's ... temporarily dead. I've been dealing with a lot of family things lately, so it's going to be a while before I do anything with it.
  8. gatesphere

    The Gaming Thread!

    I loved the HoN beta, when I was in it. But I can't really justify spending money on that game because I was terrible at it and don't have a headset.
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    The Gaming Thread!

    Recently I've been playing a lot of Diablo II... again. My addiction to that game never wears out.
  10. Just a forewarning, mine came with male headers pre-soldered, which is of little use for prototyping. It includes female headers, but I'm a bit fickle when it comes to desoldering through-hole components... I always lift a trace or three. So, I did this: http://www.43oh.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=1038
  11. gatesphere

    Writing a roguelike game, just thought I'd share...

    http://blog.suspended-chord.info/?c=40 - Chapter 4
  12. gatesphere

    Writing a roguelike game, just thought I'd share...

    http://blog.suspended-chord.info/?c=39 Part 3
  13. gatesphere

    Quick and dirty 74HC595 shift register demo

    I'm not sure what's going on there, other than perhaps you don't have the correct runtime library defined? Check out what it says in the project's properties. I'd help you more, but I don't have IAR installed at the moment. Silly me, I didn't have a 'main()' in the code, sorry for blundering and creating confusion... :oops: Hahahaha... looks like your signature strikes again!
  14. Thanks, bluehash They're a little wobbly, but the connections are solid.
  15. Hi all, I just came up with a neat trick for getting female leads from a male-populated board. My MSP-EXP430FR5739 (which was so graciously gifted to me by a member of this forum ) came with male headers prepopulated. I don't really have much use for male headers, but I didn't want to unsolder the male pins because I'm sloppy and tend to lift traces when I do that... so I came up with this solution, involving two pin jumpers I had pulled from an old motherboard ages ago, and female headers that came packaged with the board. Check it out. Thought this might help someone out there
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