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  1. I can help with the assembling. Talking to Elecrow with Cube's help to have them assemble and manufacture boards for us. Yes.. but we need help with code.


    If anyone us volunteering, we can give them a board OR maybe pay for their prepaid SIM for a fixed amount.

    Put me in for assembling some boards. I solder a bunch of stuff for work, so I have all the tools needed. 

  2. I found a post on the TI E2E community asking questions about the LCD on the educational boosterpack. Someone posted some code for energia and it worked perfect. I took the code and "translated" it to non energia. Here is the forum post. Also here is documentation for the LCD itself from the manufacturer website (PDF). Right now this code prints "hello 43oh.com" . I am going to play with it more later tomorrow. If it is messy code I apoligize, long day at school work in addition to getting use to this platform.. 


  3. Glad you are feeling better spoil, It is always good to get back to the hacking! Anywhoo, a few notes about your code. You shouldn't waste your time with writing the hexadecimal representations of the pins, instead use the predefined names (BIT0,BIT1,BIT2..etc). Also look into using boolean operators NOT,AND,XOR etc. 



    To to turn on BIT1 on port 1 you can do



    P1OUT |= BIT1;



    Then to turn BIT1 off you would do



    P1OUT &= ~(BIT1);


    If you are toggling a bit inside of loop you can XOR it instead of explicitly turning it on and then off.



    P1OUT ^= BIT1;
  4. I have been working on a few different projects that could be described as wireless sensor nodes. Just to get something working I decided to hack a retail router to give my MSP430 wireless capabilities. The first step was to install OpenWRT Linux onto the router to make it configurable. After that I mounted the file system onto a flash drive that was using the built in USB port on the router. From there I broke out the convenient 3.3v  serial connection and hooked it up to my MSP430. Currently I am working on a full write up that will include compiling OpenWRT from source and detailed step by step instructions to install all the needed packages. I am also finishing up some scripts that should automate the hard stuff and give your launchpad a wireless connection in no time.



    Decided I would add some some pictures and examples for everyone to look at while I finish the write up / automation scripts. This is by no means a finished or polished project. 


    Here is a link to the Imgur album with short descriptions.






    And here is a video of me using the wireless capabilities to trigger a relay. I will update this post when I finish everything else. 






  5. I have always wanted to make a bluetooth vitals kit that has a few types of medical sensors like (blood pressure, heart rate, etc). For a freshman engineering course we had to come up with a concept and mine was a low cost low power bluetooth enabled vitals kit that police / military would use. When any of the parameters would become irregular it would send the information to emergency services, medical officers, etc. This combined with GPS coordinates would give a real time overview of where medical services need to be concentrated.

  6. If the circuit is all hooked up the code is the easiest part. All you will be doing is toggling a pin on/off. So any blink example would work, instead of hooking it up to the LED you will hook it up to the base of the transistor. 


    Here is an example of toggling a pin based on a timer. I used this to control a solid state relay every few seconds.


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