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Everything posted by kenemon

  1. Very impresive implementation. Have you done much uning an android device as a controller? How hard was it to get the connection working?
  2. Can you guys explain that animated schematic, It is pretty wild...
  3. Which one is suitable to flash MSP's? are *.d43 or *r43 binary??
  4. I am "actively" working on these babies. I managed to get the thing mounted and wired up using the "minimum" connections, which did not require any components besides LED's and 2 buttons. The firmware which is loaded, modflex, seems to work fine, but I have not been able to connect with my 2531 dongle.... yet. My efforts to load SimpliciTI have also been unsuccessful. I found a code for IAR which allows for larger code, but as with the CCS version, I cannot find the device when flashing. I will post more regarding this progress...... Thanks. KB Fri Dec 30, 2011 09:20:37: Interfa
  5. Hi All, got a couple of debuggers from Santa and I am a little flustered by the code limit on IAR, so I am focussing on CCS. It seems like what I am trying to do would work better manually loading the executable bin or hex file to the chip. Is there a way to extract the binary from CCS after you compile it? Thanks.
  6. This tutorial on NJC's blog helped me out a lot, http://www.msp430launchpad.com/2010/07/timers-and-clocks-and-pwm-oh-my.html especially a comment pointing toward: http://gist.github.com/492301
  7. Yes I do. Happy to share. I made a couple of rookie mistakes with my layout, but they are easily modified. Fortunately, the footprint is good for the module, and the pins line up well with the LP if you want to use it that way. PM me and we can figure things out. It will be great having your input on this.... Thanks
  8. how are you debugging? I am a little lost about this. The book does not mention anything about loading the OS, or gaining access to the file system. Can you shed some light?
  9. yes it's pretty cool. After playing with it i was compelled to try to program it a little. I was not able to get to the core. I want to use the kernel ultimately. I did have success downloading the CCS version DVD, and installing the newer version off it. Got the sound demo to work. This thing reallly has lots of buttons and whistles. I am going to try the IAR documentation to try and put the uC-OS kernel back next.
  10. Nice work Zeke. That really opens up all the options..
  11. Hi blue, a lipo booster seems like a necessity. I haven't progresssed into SMd components beyond chips and breakout boards. How bout making the board with "multi-pads" like on the lp crystal? Thru holes and SMd pads.
  12. I want one. Hitting the thrift stores lookin for ovens. Do you have any more pcbs you might want to sell?
  13. that sounds a lot more versatile. I was thinking you could do it while leaving the serial connector footprint intact, while adding the strip as you mentioned, so that you could use it either way. Somebody might need a serial connector for something...
  14. i would vote for popop's, i think you know my style...
  15. Looks like Chris Kringle had some more fabbed by the elves last night...... Still time to get one for the wife
  16. Did you mean what you did yesterday? Looks great. It would be nice if you could also break out the serial connection in a line at the end of the board. This would give the option of not using the serial connector and easily attaching it to a booster for example.
  17. thanks for posting the code hockey, looks efficient and professional, i appreciate you sharing your knowledge....
  18. HI All, some confusion here regarding the wireless chips. In general, I understand using the TI chips require programming with the cc-debugger. However, some of the evm's use other evm's to program them. Similar to the LP (has onboard debugger), that makes sense. My question is on the soc chips, do you need to program both the mcu AND the radio chip? Or, is the firmware something that isnt accessable at that point? Do the CC2500's come with preinstalled firmware, or did you need to program them for this project? Thanks.
  19. does anyone have a suggestion for the best os for stellaris chips? will it run android? is uC/OS-III any good?
  20. Still waiting on the kit. My project is elaboration upon the "solar tracker" I posted earlier this year. The application for the kit took five minutes... :angel: I think this mcu will handle the web server idea and possibly interface with wifi?? I do not plan on shifting this project over to that site, but I feel obligated to at least try the thing out, and report. The STM discovery was a letdown, and although it is a very advanced device, it had some difficulty with just getting it to work for folks.... Also, I am kind of addicted to the MSP's and TI which i use for the proc
  21. Sounds good Marco. Good luck with getting some kids, careful what you wish for.... They think I make robots already, as that is how I started out explaining it. I would like to get the Zigbee modules working with some kind of gui or web server Lots of space onboard to do incredible things with the code. How bout a wireless camera as well? I havent really looked at those motor driver chips yet. the integrated ones on the bot may be sufficient to drive larger motors, given some voltage. I have been using the ti 8833 with great success, tiny little guy can handle 2A....
  22. You could easily add a hall sensor and drill a small magnet into the door to avoid the dangling bracket at the height of a 85 year old's eyeball
  23. You could easily add a hall sensor and drill a small magnet into the door to avoid the dangling bracket at the height of a 85 year old's eyeball
  24. Sorry Rob, I see the light now. Using those prefab end devices isnt even that bad at twenty bucks. Are the x-10 protocols easy to work with, is this like running a small stack?
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