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Everything posted by JonnyBoats

  1. I want to give this thread a bump in the hopes that someone has been doing more with this boosterpack. Unfortunately several of the links on this board are now dead (after all, it has been awhile ;-) Food for thought, this booster pack on one of the newer launchpads with Ethernet might make a great network time server.
  2. https://www.arrow.com/en/research-and-events/articles/white-house-maker-week
  3. Free shipping at TI Store through 26-JUNE-2016: http://www.ti.com/lsds/ti/store/power-week-deals.page?HQS=corp-tistore-null-powerweek-adh-lp-null-wwe
  4. You can now get a Raspberry PI Zero for $5: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-zero/ Interesting that a Raspberry PI is now cheaper than TI's current price for a 430.
  5. For what it is worth, I believe this is a worthwhile project that could benefit many users.
  6. Here is a link to the course: http://www.element14.com/community/community/learning-center/online-learning/moocs/ti-valparaiso-udemy "Shorten your learning curve for the Texas Instruments MSP430 and Code Composer Studio integrated development environment. This course will use the same mixed-mode format as conducted in lecture-laboratories at Valparaiso University. It is devised and presented by Valparaiso University's College of Engineering. Their engineering program ranks among the top 30 in the US."
  7. If you have addressed this previously, I apologize in advance. This thread is getting quite long. The better commercial AIS units have dual receivers so that it can monitor both AIS channels simultaneously. Have you considered implementing this?
  8. Over at Make is a nice post on the ESP8266: Arduino IDE Support for the ESP8266 I believe most would agree that hardware is only half the issue, good software support is equally as important. Now that one can use the Arduino IDE to develop programs for the ESP8266 it should give this hardware a big boost in popularity.
  9. On page http://energia.nu/guide/guide_windows/ there is a link to http://energia.nu/files/xds110_drivers.zip which returns a 404. Where can I get these drivers?
  10. Does the latest version of Energia still support the CC3000 booster pack or has that been depreciated in favor of the newer CC3100?
  11. Just a wish...wouldn't it be nice if TI had an introductory price of $4.32 for this new launchpad just like the 430 launchpad used to be sold for $4.30
  12. I coundn't find the coupon code for Amazon? Can you post it here please? Thanks.
  13. This project does not use a MSP430, but it may give you some ideas: http://hackaday.com/2015/02/27/controlling-central-heating-via-wi-fi/ In particular you may be able to re-purpose ideas and code from the Open Thermostat Scheduler.
  14. Have you considered adding the ability to graph the data from the MSP430 in addition to displaying the value? With the ability to graph values vs time it could function as a low bandwidth oscilloscope and logic analyzer.
  15. I just got an email from TI today talking about "TI and Temboo are Building the Internet of Things". more here: http://e2e.ti.com/group/launchyourdesign/b/blog/archive/2014/09/10/ti-and-temboo-are-building-the-internet-of-things The announcement seems to be short on details, but does state "Temboo now comes bundled into the latest release of the Energia IDE, meaning that you can use Temboo to turn connected LaunchPads into multifunctional, intelligent IoT devices!" Has anyone tried this and how did it work out for you?
  16. Steve Gibson of Security Now did an interview about programming here: http://twit.tv/show/coding-101/51 If you go to 35 minutes into the interview he holds up and talks about the MSP430 launchpad.
  17. Nice post on ultrasonic ranging using a Stellaris Launchpad: http://shortcircuitsandinfiniteloops.blogspot.com/2015/01/audible-frequency-chirp-sonar-with.html also at: http://dangerousprototypes.com/2015/01/21/audible-frequency-chirp-sonar-with-the-stellaris-launchpad
  18. Make has a writeup on Terry's MSP430 based sous-vide cooker here: http://makezine.com/2015/01/07/a-ti-powered-sous-vide-cooker/ and here it is on the TI website: http://e2e.ti.com/group/launchyourdesign/b/blog/archive/2014/12/24/launchpad-brings-the-heat-to-fine-dining
  19. If you would like to see a good review of this excellent product take a look at this video by Dave Jones of the EEVBlog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aymumu3mYl8 If you are a student you can buy this board for $99 which is an unbeatable value.
  20. As to the range, TI ran tests on a column of water 876 mm (just over 34 inches) high with a maximum error of 1.7% at any intermediate level, typically much less. See: http://www.ti.com/lit/ug/tidu616/tidu616.pdf
  21. TI just posted a nice video on using the TDC 1000 with the MSP 430 to measure liquid levels at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_K14SJaV78&feature=youtu.be It looks like this is a new part and samples are not yet available. Assuming it is a low cost part, this would make a great booster pack.
  22. Slightly off topic, but I wonder if one of these Dorji DRA818V transceiver modules might work as a receiver? Datasheet: http://dorji.com/docs/data/DRA818V.pdf eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/144MHz-145MHz-146MHz-154MHz-174MHz-VHF-HAM-Radio-Module-Amateur-Radio-DRA818V-/191210888951 Price: $13.88 shipping included.
  23. Has TI changed their policy of providing free shipping to the USA on orders from the eStore?
  24. That's a great deal but it appears to be in store only. Am I reading this correctly on their website?
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