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  1. The HubPages site is down again. How is this project coming along? I came cross this PLC Ladder Logic programming for the Arduino and thought you might be interested. http://soapboxautomation.com/snap/ladder-logic-on-an-arduino-uno-a-sneak-peek/
  2. New panStamp NRG is finally available for purchase http://www.panstamp.com/announcements/panstampnrginstock
  3. Microcenter has Beaglebone Black rev C now through 23rd? for $40 ($15 off) http://www.microcenter.com/product/434844/Element_14_Beaglebone_Black_-_Revision_C
  4. I backed this Kickstarter project https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1630453569/angelblocks-smart-wireless-building-blocks-for-sma but it didn't quite make its goal. Same developer as the Whisker.
  5. @@Lgbeno If you are still interested in LoRa you may want to take a look at this https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1630453569/1593959267?token=d64e265c
  6. @@khwatch did you ever find a good fit? I came across another possibility https://github.com/gasolin/BlocklyDuino
  7. Well, not an MSP but the Wink home automation hub does have two TI CC1101 for 433Mhz communications with Lutron and Kidde devices. The board is nicely labeled with the 5 different wireless radios (WiFi/BT, Z-wave, Zigbee, Lutron, Kidde) http://community.smartthings.com/t/wink-hub-teardown/3288
  8. The new panStamp NRG is still in beta. If you e-mail them or post in the panStamp forum they may have some they can sell you.
  9. @@pine, I agree the price is a little too high to just tinker. What hardware are you using for openwrt? I would like to find one with a lot of IO expansion capabilities. I was hoping for this one https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/arbor-linux-shield-an-openwrt-wifi-development-board-for-arduino-other-mcus/x/4207492 but it didn't make funding.
  10. Relatively low power 500 MHz X86 CPU, 100 MHz Quark acting as MCU, Wifi, Bluetooth running Linux. What do you think?
  11. @@abecedarian ESI project to monitor his nephew's water and power usage got me thinking about this again. I came across this 6 channel energy measurement IC. Seems like it would work well for monitoring multiple circuits from one location such as your home circuit breaker panel. It would allow offloading all the complex voltage and current phase calculation to an external IC and just collect the values including power factor etc. over an SPI or I2C link. http://www.analog.com/static/imported-files/overviews/ADE7816_Multichannel_Energy_Measurement_IC.pdf
  12. My city water rates are sky high so I was looking for a way to monitor my water usage and hopefully reduce it. I came across his paper "Single-Point Sensing of Whole-Home Water Activity" https://homes.cs.washington.edu/~jfogarty/publications/ubicomp2009.pdf . They call the system HydroSense. Instead of using a water flow sensor at every faucet, tub, shower and appliance that uses water, a single pressure sensor is used to detect the water usage at every location. This is accomplished by learning and recognizing the unique pressure pattern when water is turned on or off at each water
  13. Got my target board today so need to get in gear and start my project log this weekend.
  14. @@nathancrum, If you have not already, you could look at the panStamp for a possible pin layout. http://www.panstamp.com/products Their current battery board is for a AA since their previous design used AVR but their new (NRG) design uses the CC430
  15. Got my MSP-FET today. Thanks TI. Anybody know if the MSP-TS430PZ100 will come with a MSP430FR6989 or do we need to order a samples?
  16. Nice. Are you planning on making these available for purchase?
  17. I got my project idea from this paper "Single-Point Sensing of Whole-Home Water Activity" https://homes.cs.washington.edu/~jfogarty/publications/ubicomp2009.pdf It's a home water usage sensor with a twist. Instead of using a water flow sensor at every faucet, tub, shower and appliance that uses water, a single sensor is used to monitor the water usage at every location. This is accomplished by learning and recognizing the unique pressure / vibration pattern for each water usage location. In this way you know not only how much water is used but also which location is using the water wit
  18. Very Nice! What communication protocol will the serial ports use? Modbus maybe?
  19. Sparkfun has been having moving sales the last few weeks. One of the items this week is a BBB 7" touch LCD Cape https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12086 Use the promo code RETROSPARK to get extra $10 off Other sale items here https://www.sparkfun.com/news/1573
  20. I think this is the link for the MSP-FET http://www.ti.com/tool/MSP-FET?DCMP=mspscool&HQS=ep-mcu-msp-mspscool-20140820-evm2-en
  21. Anybody used the RadioHead Packet Radio Library with MSP430 or Tiva? http://www.airspayce.com/mikem/arduino/RadioHead/ This is the RadioHead Packet Radio library for embedded microprocessors. It provides a complete object-oriented library for sending and receiving packetized messages via a variety of common data radios on a range of embedded microprocessors. The version of the package that this documentation refers to can be downloaded from http://www.airspayce.com/mikem/arduino/RadioHead/RadioHead-1.25.zip You can find the latest version athttp://www.airspayce.com/mikem/arduino/Radio
  22. @@energia, Any chance Ardublock (graphical programming language for Arduino IDE http://blog.ardublock.com/ ) can be adapted for Energia?
  23. Learning IR remotes have been around for years. A universal remote can "learn" the commands of another remote by listening to the IR commands and storing them in memory. But IR remotes usually need to be pointed towards the electronic equipment to be controlled. Therefore RF remotes which can work through walls are becoming more common. Until recently I had not come across any learning RF remotes. Part of the problem is that RF remotes operate at different frequencies and it's difficult for a single RF transceiver to listen/send to all the frequencies. I have come across this Indiegog
  24. I came across this and had not heard anyone mention it. http://wizwiki.net/wiki/doku.php?id=osh:ioshield-l:start
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