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vicvelcro last won the day on November 22 2013

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  1. The items are still available as of 04-05-2014. On 04-12-2014, these items will no longer be up for trade or as a gift. If anyone is interested, contact me before that date.
  2. @@t0mpr1c3 You can count me in. I would prefer to send a money order or ca$h. But can do Paypal if there's no way around it. I'm in: 125x YES; 25 extra NO; B's YES; pcb NO
  3. I enter contests, from time to time. I have been an instructable user since 2007, have won a contest, and been featured twice. A member on instructables introduced me to the LaunchPad and invited me to join the forum here. I agree completely with Fred in post number 3. I will give some thought to the remainder of your post and send you a message later.
  4. @@jbleaux I still have one that I did not use. If nobody has contacted you yet, send me a private message. I can help you out, if needed.
  5. I'm a bit late to this party but... Here's mine: Lasered by own stand-offs and cut some holes in the sled for those to fit in. Tossed a couple of graphics on it. My stand-offs fit the holes loosely enough to fall out when they are not holding a board. Snapping in a board puts enough tension on the 'ankles' to hold them in very snuggly by friction. Cyanoacrylate (super glue) or plastic cement will hold the stand-offs permanenty. Board can be pulled out if the stand-offs are not glued to the sled - or they can be snapped out by *carefully* pulling back on the 'peaks' of the stand-offs.
  6. Well, I'm not exactly sure when I will (or already have?) hit the middle of my life, but I will probably crack a joke about it sometime afterward and have a beer. In my area, radio stations identify by frequency then call sign then a catchy name. An example is "101 FM WRIF, The HOME of Rock and Roll". www wrif com but put "." where the spaces are.
  7. Why!?! Why?!? !WHY! ... ... did you do this to me ... I've convinced myself that the last 28 birthdays have been me turning 17 over and over and over again. Now you went and made me reconsider the validity of my presumption. But thank you for the ticket on the way-back bus, nonetheless.
  8. If you can squeeze this into the video: What is gained or lost by using the 32KHz crystal or a Real Time Clock? Are the lowest power modes only available if they are NOT present? I am under the impression that the internal oscillator applies to all of the power modes. I do not know if the crystal or an RTC have anything to do with how LPM works. It that can be covered, even vaguely, it would be helpful knowledge.
  9. One question I have been wondering about and would like to see presented: What can be (and what cannot be) done in each power mode, using general terms? I have reviewed TI's info about power modes, but they pretty much use acronyms. For those of us who do not ALREADY know the meaning and significance of these acronyms, their explanation of power modes is about as clear as Mississippi River mud. Trying to look-up and then assimilate the acronyms when I am already focused on trying to do something specific - well, it just hasn't worked out for me. Too much cross-reference chasing (usuall
  10. @@roadrunner84 I would be more than interested in low power, from a learning perpective. I think I have a few other things to learn first, before implementing low power modes would make much sense to me. However, if you presented a lecture, others might become more interested than they appear to be.
  11. ***Moderator(s)*** ***If any of the following is off-topic or inappropriate, please feel free to remove any offending text but please do not remove the portions that are acceptable.*** --- I'd be willing to donate a couple of New In Box 430G2 v1.5 launchpads (including the 2452 and 2553 chips) to anyone in the United States that is willing to present a tutorial but is short on available MCUs. The 'presenter' would be welcome to keep the launchpad or pass it on to somebody else. I offer these because there are some very savvy people out there that might lack the hardware but posess
  12. All of the items listed in the first post are still available.
  13. I went through that workshop many months ago. After completion, I was worse off than when I began it. I was confused, frustrated, and annoyed.The use of CCS may not have been the best choice for the workshop. I gave up on CCS after 3 months of making ZERO progress with it, and went back to Energia 100%. Something more topical and simplified would be a big help. Small specific tutorials for those of us truly "Getting Started" would likely be welcomed by at least a few of us. I believe a "Getting Started" workshop should begin with beginners in mind. Otherwise, it isn't really "Getting S
  14. I looked up that PIR you mentioned. Thank you for that tip!
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