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    bluehash reacted to gatesphere in MSPhere - Arduino-like framework of functions for the MSP430   
    Hello all,
     
    If you've been reading my posts, you might have heard me mention a framework I've been working on for the MSP430 to bring the Arduino functions and programming paradigm to the MSP430--in particular the LaunchPad and compatible devices. Note that this is not a direct port of the Arduino libraries, but original work with a few code snippets whose basic functionality is the same on both architectures littered in.
     
    Well, I've made some progress, and thought I'd start this thread about it. I will update this first post as time goes on, linking all of my blog articles to this post, and eventually my code.
     
    Current news is on my blog as always, but here's a post list:
    Introductory post - in which I detail the first steps of my work, potential future trajectory, and explain the name a bit. (Thanks NJC!)
    Update 1 - in which I announce the wiki and homepage for the framework.
    Update 2 - in which I lay bare my progress towards an initial release.
     
    Anyone is welcome to contribute anything they wish, and it will be released under the GNU GPLv3 when it's been completed a bit more.
     
    EDIT 26August2010: I have started a wiki section for this framework. It is available here.
    EDIT 31August2010: I have posted a small homepage for the framework. It contains useful links. It is available here.
    EDIT 08September2010: I have posted an update to the blog enumerating how far I've come with it, and which hurdles lie ahead before an initial release. Link above, see "Update 2".
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    bluehash reacted to gatesphere in ADC10 Example - a photo-sensitive noise maker   
    Hey all,
     
    I made up a quick little noise maker to get used to some ADC10 code. Code and information is available on my blog: http://blog.suspended-chord.info/?c=16
     
    Let me know what you think!
    EDIT: New blog post with fixed code: http://blog.suspended-chord.info/?c=17
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    bluehash reacted to GeekDoc in Happy Birthday bluehash (23 SEP 2010)   
    Just noticed at the bottom that it is your birthday! Gratz!
     
    I'd have got you something, but I wouldn't know where to send it (and LaunchPads are on backorder ).
     
    -Doc
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    bluehash reacted to GeekDoc in Share pics of your workspace setup   
    I was browsing through bluehash's other site, and came across this link showing his workspace (drool):
    http://www.machinegrid.com/2009/12/the-jerker-geek-desk-workbench/
     

     
    Personally, I have a 6-foot folding table in the basement for my workspace (I'll add a pic later).
     
    I would like to see pics of others' set-ups, perhaps with lists/descriptions of their main features/tools. At the very least, it would give a reason to clean up your work area! (As I must do before taking a pic. :oops: )
     
    Anyone willing to share? Post pics of your coding/building areas (mine are separate) and the tools/equipment in them.
     
    -Doc
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    bluehash reacted to GeekDoc in Android Bluetooth Oscilloscope   
    I think I just geeked in my pants! :
     
    http://projectproto.blogspot.com/2010/09/android-bluetooth-oscilloscope.html
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    bluehash reacted to juani_c in Launchpad+Accelerometer+Processing=Snake game!!!   
    I made this little project and wanted to share it. The code is mostly from "Half Duplex Software UART on the LaunchPad" by NJC, I just added the ADC parts I needed. The Processing application send first a "X" and the LP answer with the value from one of the axes, then send a "Y" and you get the value from the other axis. After that the soft update the snake position and repeat the process. In order to start the game you have to click on the START button (pretty obvious), you lose if the snake touchs any of the sides, also the length and speed increase as you eat the little boxes.
    The codes are far from perfect and can be improved. I'm making a little video (that actually took me almost the same amount of time I spent programming) and I'll upload it in a while.
     
     
    EDIT:here is the video
    Launchpad-Snake.rar
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    bluehash got a reaction from mnpumar in You can Thank users now!   
    Hi All,
    43oh has a new feature, where you can "Thank" users if their posts have been helpful to you. You will see a tiny "Thumbs Up" sign on the top right of every post, except yours..as you can't thank yourself :mrgreen: .
     
    This also adds two fields to your profile. Hope you guys like it and make use of it.. Thank away!
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    bluehash got a reaction from NJC in You can Thank users now!   
    Hi All,
    43oh has a new feature, where you can "Thank" users if their posts have been helpful to you. You will see a tiny "Thumbs Up" sign on the top right of every post, except yours..as you can't thank yourself :mrgreen: .
     
    This also adds two fields to your profile. Hope you guys like it and make use of it.. Thank away!
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    bluehash reacted to cde in Launchpad Easy Breadboarding Trick   
    Since there is a lack of 20 pin DIP msp430 chips, and considering that with only 1 8-bit port (Plus 2 bits if you don't solder the crystal on), the easiest way to interface the msp430g launchpad devices to a breadboard would be a 10-pin cable, on 1 side!
     
    After you soldered on either the female (best option imo) or the male headers to the launchpad, use a jumper to tie p1.6 to p2.5, p1.7 to p2.4, and another jumper cable from a gnd point (3 pin header at bottom, or at the top of j2) to p2.3.
     
    Additionally, add three jumpers to the bottom of the dip socket on the launchpad, bridging the last three sets of pins (see Picture). This allows any connections on the j2 side to be passed to the j1 side.
     

     
    Now, with a 10 pin cable connected to j1, you get all the important pins (V+, Port 1, Gnd) on a single side of a breadboard. Having them all on a single side makes life so easy commandant!

     
    Alternatively, due to the spacing, you can't use a 6-pin dip alongside the 14-pin dip on the socket, but you can use a 4 pin dip of some sort (optocoupler, dip button, dipswitch, transistor, leds, etc).
     
    It does lead to a question though. Can the xin and xout pins, after having installed the crystal, still be used as gpio, or is it forever useless aside from being a clock at that point?
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