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    JonnyBoats reacted to azerimaker in TI Store: MSP430FR2433 LaunchPad   
    I just got mine yesterday. Ran the Out-of-the-box demo with CCS Could GUI, it's very decent MCU handful of peripherals, ezFET debugger also supports real-time energy profiling.
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    JonnyBoats got a reaction from RobG in TI Store - free shipping on all orders from June 19-26.   
    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
     
     
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    JonnyBoats got a reaction from zeke in TI Store - free shipping on all orders from June 19-26.   
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    JonnyBoats got a reaction from cubeberg in TI Store - free shipping on all orders from June 19-26.   
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    JonnyBoats got a reaction from Apr30 in TI Store - free shipping on all orders from June 19-26.   
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    JonnyBoats got a reaction from pine in TI Store - free shipping on all orders from June 19-26.   
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    JonnyBoats got a reaction from spirilis in TI Store - free shipping on all orders from June 19-26.   
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    JonnyBoats got a reaction from bluehash in TI Store - free shipping on all orders from June 19-26.   
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    JonnyBoats got a reaction from Rei Vilo in TI Store - free shipping on all orders from June 19-26.   
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    JonnyBoats got a reaction from Fred in TI Store - free shipping on all orders from June 19-26.   
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    JonnyBoats reacted to dubnet in Analog Devices RF Detector Kit offer for $5   
    Hello Everyone,
     
    Received an email from Analog Devices with a nice deal on an eval board for $5.00, limit two. Single qty. pricing for the three chips is about $27.00. Details below:
     
    "While supplies last our distributor, Richardson RFPD, is currently offering an evaluation board with three of ADI
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    JonnyBoats reacted to RobG in SensorTag, practical use   
    SensorTag can be used not only for development
    I had to find the exact location when fixing problem with my subfloor, so I attached small magnet under the floor and used ST to locate it.
     

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    JonnyBoats reacted to bluehash in SimpleLink Wi-Fi SensorTag Due For Early 2016 Release   
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    JonnyBoats got a reaction from yyrkoon in Raspberry PI Zero for $5   
    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.
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    JonnyBoats got a reaction from jazz in Raspberry PI Zero for $5   
    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.
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    JonnyBoats got a reaction from dubnet in Raspberry PI Zero for $5   
    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.
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    JonnyBoats got a reaction from spirilis in Raspberry PI Zero for $5   
    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.
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    JonnyBoats reacted to Lgbeno in This Weeks Amp Hour   
    I was lucky enough to be a guest on the Amp Hour this week.  We talked mostly about analog.io but I made a special point to give a shout our to everyone here on 43oh!  @@bluehash, I hope it helps grow the user base!
     
    http://www.theamphour.com/272-an-interview-with-luke-beno-of-analog-io/
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    JonnyBoats reacted to chicken in [POTM] dAISy - A Simple AIS Receiver   
    It's official, dAISy graduated from my 2nd bedroom to a professional assembly line. My Tindie store should soon be stocked for longer than 3 days in a row.

     
    I did go with a local contract manufacturer. NRE for the first batch is a lot higher than the Chinese competition, but it's manageable when amortized over 100 boards. And it includes a free tour of the factory
     
    In other news, I received PCBs for the next revision of the dAISy BoosterPack. I use these as prototyping platform to experiment with the SiLabs Si4362 radio. I also added a few pads for the TX pin to make it usable as a Si446x breakout board.

     
    PM me if you want one of the spares of the BoosterPack. I will give away the unpopulated PCBs for free, $10 for the populated PCB. Free shipping in the US, $5 outside the US.
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    JonnyBoats got a reaction from bluehash in Introduction to Microcontrollers and the C Programming Language   
    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."
     
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    JonnyBoats got a reaction from L.R.A in Introduction to Microcontrollers and the C Programming Language   
    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."
     
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    JonnyBoats got a reaction from Fmilburn in Introduction to Microcontrollers and the C Programming Language   
    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."
     
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    JonnyBoats reacted to Fmilburn in DIY Rain Gauge   
    I made this sensor a while back as a prototype and put it outside earlier in the year and it still seems to be working OK.  It has been a dry spring and summer here in Seattle though and it really hasn't had much of a workout.  It was my first project with the MSP430G2.
     

     
    It is pretty simple.  The funnel catches rain from a known area where it falls into two "buckets" that tip back and forth.  Adjustment screws are used to calibrate the bucket volume.  A hall sensor detects each tip of known volume and sends a signal to the microcontroller which timestamps and stores/transmits the data.  Collected rain falls out the bottom through weep holes once it is measured.
     
    It was cheap to make, here is a bill of materials:
    Hall sensor - less than $2 Funnel: 1$ for three at the dollar store Magnets: I think I paid a couple of dollars for a tube of them Empty plastic nut container bottom of a coffee can to make the tip bucket mechanism Scrap wood Miscellaneous wire, nut, bolts, and nail I had around I stole shamelessly from this guy and he has a good write-up so I won't repeat that here:  http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Weather-Station-Part3-Rain/
     
    These device have been around a long time.  When I was an undergraduate engineering student I worked one summer in a lab associated with the university where they needed to digitize rainfall data over a long period from several locales.  This was in the days of mainframes, well before PCs, microcontrollers, and spreadsheets.  The rainfall data was recorded on 24 hour charts that were attached to a clock driven drum and changed out daily.  Each time the bucket tipped on the rainfall gauge it would make a tick on the chart.  My job was to go through years of data (it had been stored on microfiche by the time it got to me), write it down and then later punch cards that were read into the mainframe.  This project was more fun, but I appreciated the money at the time
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    JonnyBoats reacted to oPossum in How to solder HTSSOP heatsink without reflowing the board?   
    It is possible to do thermal pads without a reflow oven or hot air.
     

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    JonnyBoats got a reaction from chicken in [POTM] dAISy - A Simple AIS Receiver   
    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?
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