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  1. Boards are built and will be shipped this evening. Bluehash, I still need your address and for some reason the forum won't let me send you a PM. Can't wait for everyone to give the boards a try!
  2. Thanks I'm very excited to move to the next level! Also very grateful for to support in this forum and hope that it continues! Some more good news: I'm headed out of town tonight for business but for sure tomorrow night I'm firing up the toaster ovens!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. This is awesome, especially since I have an Amiga 1000 in my basement with a bad floppy drive :-/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I should be more specific, read the adaptor DS and Radio DS. If you trace through the schematics you'll see where the pins end up. Then verity these are the correct pins on the launchpad. I think it will all work out but if you want to be certain, thats what you need to do Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Read the documentation and schematics & you'll find the answer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Here's a fun project that I did a few nights ago with the new boards: https://hackaday.io/project/4648-analogio/log/23778-hacking-ble-rf-into-an-eevblog-ucurrent-gold
  7. Sorry can't help, you're on your own here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Putty and tera term are good. I still really haven't found anything that I love in OS X. I was also really happy with just using the OS x terminal and NodeJS. That lets you do some pretty cool customizations. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. These are great questions! These will come as fully assembled and tested units. No soldering skillz required. Analog.io is 100% optional, just like when using nRF24 radios you can setup nodes to talk to one another simply by having one in Rx mode and another in Tx Mode. If you have two units, one can be programming as a collector and another as a "remote transmitter". You could then write code to interact with the collector over the Launchpads serial connection. I hope that helps, you may want to look at the sample code and you could get more of a feel for how programming would work.
  10. I've been working a lot on my MSP430 Sensor Node project and part of this is generating an Energia library that enables these boards to transmit BLE beacons. Here is the first release! The library is a Fork of the Enrf library created by @@spirilis . I use the same inherited print functions as Enrf and add another function called "flushBle()" to flush the buffer to a BLE advertisement. Here is the library Example code can be found here
  11. Sure can! I started a group buy thread and added your name. Then PM me your address. I have 4 alpha units right now and 6 more purples betas due in next week. I'm expecting Blue betas to arrive from Elecrow around the end of the month. The difference between Alpha and beta is the connector pin out. I moved a power and ground pin to be more compatible with the Lauchpad connector. Which ones would you like?
  12. Starting a group buy thread for the Sensor Nodes in this thread. Prices are: Option A: $14.99 per unit Option B: $19.99 per unit - Si7020 Temperature and Humidity sensor populated Shipping is a flat rate of $5. Parts are on order and will be ready to ship in mid September. Some of the first orders my be processed sooner with OSHpark PCBs. To place order, add your name to the list with the quantity of each option desired. Then PM me your address. Payments are accepted via paypal to lgbeno@gmail.com. Pre-payment is optional but it does help me order parts more efficien
  13. Well I spent most of last night playing catch on submitting this project for the hackaday prize. Feel free to send a skull my way and add a comment (or two!). https://hackaday.io/project/4648-analogio Also part of a submission is this lovely video. See the sensor node in action:
  14. Awesome! I'll match your sponsorship with one member as well, I just don't want to be the one to choose who gets it A group by thread is a good idea, I'll get that started. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Lgbeno

    Energy harvesting

    I would trust @@jpnorair he has a lot of experience here. Noting better than building it and testing it, only then will you know what are real problems vs worries that never happen. Engineers in pursuit of perfection do a lot of worrying, brave engineers get stuff done. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Lgbeno

    Energy harvesting

    Buck is probably better for 2.7V , 5V panels are more typical Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. It would be cool to have 1 IDE Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Lgbeno

    Energy harvesting

    I think BQ2554 has an integrated buck converter. LT parts are usually a little better and easier to use that TI but you pay the premium. You should select your solar panel first though to make sure that it is compatible with the charger solution. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. So maybe it is a sign of getting old but my wife and I decided to get a new bed. She really wanted one that had an adjustable frame so thats what we got. It is this model: http://glideaway.com/product/navigate-comfort-base-adjustable-bed/ Part of that is this remote which I know will eventually get lost So I started pulling FCC reports on the remote to see if it can be hacked. https://fccid.io/PCU-JLDK-18-4#exhibits Hmm that RF module looks familiar... So I started taking it apart and probing the Digital Bus So at first I thought that the module was a HopeRF b
  20. So I did some math last night. For the first build of 50, I'll need to ask for $14.99 for each unit. Unfortunately when I amortize the shipping costs for the parts, I just can't get to that $9.99 price point quite yet. It is theoretically possible but I'll need to do bigger builds to get there. Also the Si7020 part (Temp and Humidity Sensor) is way expensive so If you would like to add that to your unit(s), the cost would need to be $19.99. I'm happy to solder it on for you. Regardless of how many units you buy or what country I'm shipping to, the cost will be $5. Units will
  21. Lgbeno

    Energy harvesting

    I cringe to see all of those resistors... Just remember that BQ25504 and TPS61097 are not functionally the same. TPS61097 isn't going to do MPPT on a solar panel although maybe one additional resistor to limit the charging current into the super cap would be all that you need. This also assumes that you have a panel that has Open voltage of a few 100mV less than 2.7. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Awesome, sounds like Tindie sales are going well then!
  23. One more thing... These units will also be able to support transmitting up to 14 bytes of Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon data. I'm also working on receiving BLE Beacons! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vote for my project in the Hackaday Prize! https://hackaday.io/project/4648-analogio
  24. Status update: I now have 6 units built and tested. The enrf24 library has also now been updated to support RF75 and I've tested over the air compatibility with nRF24 based nodes I made the connector pin out compatible with plugging direct into the launchpad and getting power from J6. Power consumption tests show that I can get it down to 350uA sleep current from a single AA battery. That translates to about 1 year of battery life. I think that this can be improved but need to dig into the culprit. Finally, I just ordered 50 PCBs and a stencil from Elecrow so I'm ready to
  25. Lgbeno

    Energy harvesting

    BQ25504 looks like your ticket then. Taiyo Yuden has some decent super caps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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