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LariSan

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  1. I'm still impressed :-) (Thank you mostly to @@bluehash for shipping them though)
  2. Did you hand-solder those chips? That's impressive none the less. I haven't' done anything with my extra PCB's. (Was thinking to maybe make a geeky Christmas wreath).
  3. It's not a new concept that has been explored. Rice University actually has a port of Python on the Stellaris LM3S microcontrollers. : http://embeddedpython.org/index.php?title=The_Owl_Embedded_Python_System it would be interesting to see if they could further shrink the python overhead to work on smaller memory sizes.
  4. That's so much better than the 9.99 I was paying at adafruit :-) thank you!
  5. LOL, no problem. the conference is winding down, but @@adrianF and Dung had headed home and it's just me and my University team now.
  6. I know it's super last minute, but @@adrianF, Dung and I are in Atlanta for the ASEE conference... and if anyone is in the area (e.g. @@JWoodrell , you came to mind) , we would love to take you for a drink!
  7. @spirillis You are amazing. I have been so overwhelmed with getting things going for this huge education show we are doing in Atlanta, when I came in and saw your package on my desk. I opened it and immediately loved the FTDI breakout board , but what I REALLY REALLY REALLY love (I can't stress that enough here) is the adapter board you made! Not sure if I'm just late to finding out about it until that moment it came out of the envelope, but you have made my ENTIRE week. I don't have time yet to write the blog post I need to about LaunchPad + Beaglebone in Education, but your "BoosterPack Cape Adapter" fits perfectly! I was so psyched that I actually rescheduled a in person meeting to be on the phone so I could solder the headers on and try it out Anyways, THANK you for sending me a few samples and when I get back from ASEE, I hope to have the post out on the e2e blog roll so you can see how your board fits in with all of the other University tools! And yes, I will be sharing them around the office! Untitled by laraswanland, on Flickr (rest of the photos: )
  8. I love this post so much! I can't wait to see when you post it on the TI Forums. This is a great project for students :-) Thank you so much for sharing (and your awesome photos).
  9. I'm having issues with posting things (chalk it up to the fact I'm slightly special needs when it comes to using Internet Explorer), but Mike at US Water Rockets sent me this video that I thought was a neat solution to the male headers! http://www.uswaterrockets.com/MSP430/horizontal_stabilizer/project.htm
  10. Not sure what you mean by reasonable, but this post may help you : http://e2e.ti.com/support/microcontrollers/msp430/f/166/t/42199.aspx
  11. It's the half sized plus https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11317 is where I got mine
  12. absolutely :-) this is why we share designs, so it gets improved. Nice work and thank you again!
  13. @@Fred I absolutely love the black and grabbed a red breadboard to try it out. It feels a little "dark side" , which is okay with me
  14. Here's Jason's (on Twitter @Jadon) video from Design West, you do have to register, but it's a presentation. https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&eventid=605328&sessionid=1&key=DD444ABA182A28C9A98D4B4395B413C9&sourcepage=register
  15. It is, if you ever get down to Texas, put CircuitCo on your list to tour. They are super open to have people come and visit and they are only 3 miles from TI. Kenneth Finnegan did a blog post on his tour: http://blog.thelifeofkenneth.com/2012/08/tour-of-circuitco-pcb-solutions.html
  16. Actually this painfully true, you'd think it would be easy to get a hold of one of these for myself because we work at TI, but I'm in line to get mine from Adafruit. What's really exciting about this version (besides all of the upgrades and the price) is that they have a very simplified software interface that uses the same energia commands inside a web-server IDE (plug in the board and get it started). Anything to get more people into hardware design is a win in my book!
  17. @spirilis request here are the photos from our Texas Based- Beagle Bone Black launch. We went to CircuitCo (the people who are helping with the BYOBoosterpack contest) where BeagleBoard's birthplace is. There should be better blogs coming out later. (most took on my iphone) I'm interested to see if we can run the software that comes on the BB Black on the original one (I have 3 if anyone wants to try it out). hope that helps
  18. No, I didn't get to go :-( but there should be a lot of coverage on Twitter. Adrian is there though, so is Trey German and they will be taking lots of photos.
  19. Actually, it's not new, but it's hidden inside of the TI University Program under teaching materials. We work with a few professors who are using the platforms to create course material for other professors to use as they wish. Although it's a large download and it reminds me of those old CD-ROM's (memory lane: like encyclopedia-encarta), there's some good getting started information in there.
  20. I'd like to see your blog when you get it up and hopefully we have a good place to post it when you do. I subscribed to your YouTube channel and plan on watching your videos!
  21. I don't know of any easy way to do it, but I would think that you would have to pretty much re-design the board to change the frequency. This is a really good app note on moving from frequency to frequency on the same antenna. This brings back a bit of nightmare flashbacks to my e-mag courses, but if you're into RF (or think you want to be) this may help : http://www.ti.com/lit/an/swra161b/swra161b.pdf Where I found the above App Note
  22. you may also want to take a look at the MSP430 Teaching ROM. It starts a little basic, but it gets into the architecture at a higher level. http://e2e.ti.com/group/universityprogram/educators/w/wiki/2043.msp430-teaching-rom.aspx
  23. @@Rickta59 do you mean freenodeirc? Not sure if I've used that, but I'll look at it! @yykroon >Is this what you're asking ? No, not really, I'd actually prefer to be able to link to those particular YouTube channels, not so much start an independent location. The thing I'm looking for is more of a consolidation. Almost like a "pinterest" for teaching material if it's a book, blog, YouTube Channel, DataSheet etc. I'm thinking maybe to use the University site Teaching Material more/better. Issue is that we don't do textbooks yet or people's blogs, but maybe it's time to start. That way when someone finds material, they can just start a new thread. And to have a sticky post at the top of the forum as a consolidation edit. I love the internet, but there is so many places to post information, which makes it hard to keep track of what's out there and what's missing. @Spirillis I love that blog link, thank you for sharing that! I really wish that I could find a better way to collect all of these amazing blogs, especially that they are so helpful. Thanks for the inputs. I'm going to sit around and think a little more about how to save information.
  24. So, the past year and a half I've been really focusing on getting more learning materials out for people to learn microcontrollers. We have an entire page of textbooks : http://ti.com/textbooks and of course the free Teaching ROM's and our CNX.org channels and well as more coming down the pipeline. e.g. Dan Harres from BitStream Technology made this MSP430 Robots book (came out end of March). Issue is that I'm not sure where/how to publicize the information-- and I'm not sure it's getting out. Also, I really want to collect reviews on the material so we can improve the next editions-- or just hear what people thought about the book or exercises. I loved Matt (@CashDollar on Twitter)'s post on reviewing both the Davies Book and the Barrett and Pack Book. http://www.43oh.com/2012/08/book-review-microcontroller-programming-and-interfacing-texas-instruments-msp430-cashdollar-automation/ but outside of a few posts here and there in the General and Off Topic Forums -- I haven't found a place where people could post material and others could comment on it. So my question: Where would you generally go to find new information to learn something? Do you guys know of anything that maybe I should take a look at/ places I should go to?
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