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  1. I managed to squeeze in an order last night before the site crashed completely, but it'll probably get backordered 3+ months out like the launchpads.
  2. I received mine today, I didn't receive any communications so I wasn't sure I was going to receive one. For right now my code isn't that great and until its much better looking/functioning I have no problem using the online compiler, but later on I'll eventually want to keep some code private and it would be nice to be able to compile offline if I'm away from the internet or its down/slow.
  3. Thanks I requested a kit, and I'll take a crack at the contest with a few project ideas if I finish them before the deadline.
  4. This is probably redundant to some/most, this is just some of my test code on interpreting ti's docs on clocks, timers & interrupts into c, all their example code was in asm which wasn't too helpful for me as I'm pretty much starting from scratch, its been a long time since I've done any programming. Its mostly just setting up the clocks,timers, interrupts, and not much of a demo: it uses 3 clocks and blinks. Cpu/software@15.25mhz, wdt, & timer_a1. Wdt & timer_a1 are sourced from aclk/vlo@12khz. software clock runs somewhere from 600ms-700ms, wdt@ ~667ms , timer_a1 @ ~5.46seconds
  5. Maybe try using a short straw or pen shell to filter some excess light?
  6. Just to add to NJC's project idea, IR light is visible to most digital cameras, so you can use that to verify it works if you solder an ir led in place.
  7. That part will work fine, but setting a pin like this won't work: pin =3 ; P1DIR |= pin; binary representation of decimal: 3=00000011, 4=00000100, 8=00001000, pins: x.0=1, x.1=2, x.2=4, x.3=8,x.4=16,x.5=32, x.6=64, x.7=128. To assign decimal numbers to pins like that you need something that converts it to a binary representation, either hex, or decimal: 1=1,2=2,3=4, 4=8, 5=16, 6=32, 7=64,8=128, Sorry about my earlier complaint, this is more of what/how I was hoping would happen, It sounded like you were done and that I/beginners would have no chance to learn from something like: h
  8. " // pins 0-7 are P1.0-P1.7, pins 8-16 are P2.0-P2.7" This won't work properly without first converting into hex, or decimal representation of binary, unless I missed that part, also pin 2.7 needs to have P2SEL cleared when used as an input (footnote@p6). I think you're missing a primer on pin usage, I just wrote this, its not complete, might not be completely accurate, and public domain in its current form. The pins of the msp430 are grouped into groups of up to 8 pins, a group of pins is called a port, for the value line it has 10 pins and 2 ports. Inside each port the pins are co
  9. All I meant to say was: I know you more experienced guys won't be on the same page/book as us beginners with this chip for very long, but while you are I hope some of you will leave behind enough bits & pieces of your knowledge at a basic level that focus on the chip without extra layers/knowledge barriers, so those of us without any experience can pickup enough from you to get started and learn the rest ourselves. I'm not sure ti's examples/documents are the best to learn from. I think I'd be trying to get the launchpad genie to come out. I know I can release the smoke, but I'll nee
  10. I'm not against it completely, I just think simplifying the msp430 this early is a bad idea and will create an initial user base that doesn't know how to actually use the chip or write code, and that you guys with the knowledge to help/teach us will simply add what you want out of it and move on to your other projects, leaving your libraries behind but not your knowledge of how the code works outside of the libraries. I don't like being stuck in the middle, using arduino-like libraries is too simplistic and teaches very little, and the code behind them is too complex branching out into
  11. That's the problem though it will create a user base who's knowledge centers around how to use your framework and not on the effort/knowledge that you put into creating that framework. I like the direction that is currently happening where larger projects are being broken down into basic steps/tutorials, most of that will stop and instead start to center around using/learning your framework.
  12. Please don't, I think it would take away too much from the learning experience. I want your/others knowledge on how to do something, not code that just does it. I like seeing the individual projects/tutorials/blogs/detailed code. I'd like to see a more centralized community based wiki of that with tutorials/projects/howtos/codebase where the author can detail & explain how to do something and/or how their project/code works, with a q&a section for the community to ask questions/fill in missing gaps/refer to other pages/tutorials, at least that's what I was kind of hoping for when
  13. Yeah its a bug in their store, when It happened to me it was purely by accident so I'm not going to repeat it, I received my ez430 yesterday and wired up a sample msp430 on a breadboard, the website said fedex 2 day but they shipped mine priority overnight . Feel free to play around with the checkout, but its not an accident if your trying to exploit it. I think I'll be waiting another month or 2 for the launchpad backorders to clear before mine ships
  14. I'm not sure what happened, I typed in my shipping information and an invoice showed up on the next page, no shipping options/rates, payment info, or final submit order button. The invoice shows a $0 total but also: "Shipping to be determined later: $0.00". I guess I'll have to wait to see if they ship it and if/how they try charging me.
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