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Everything posted by Fred

  1. That sounds interesting. What are you planning to use it for?
  2. I played around with the STM8 and also the STM32, but also found I drifted back to the MSP430. This very helpful and active forum certainly had something to do with it.
  3. I don't know IPBoard at all, but I'd be surprised if it can't be done with a DB query - as Cuberg said, at the very least a snapshot of today's reputation points that can be compared with the same in a month's time. I'll say exactly what I said to a friend when he asked my opinion about investing in Bitcoin back in 2010 (when it was less than a dollar) - "Looks dodgy to me. I wouldn't go anywhere near it."
  4. Very unusual to see copper clad board used for the case rather than the circuit!
  5. I'd be more worried about the fact that you're on a University course that obviously involves microcontrollers and you say you aren't good at programming microcontrollers. Everyone on here is very helpful and if you're stuck on something specific then it's a great place to get some advice. However, getting other people to do your work isn't really fair. I'd suggest you start with your textbooks. If your project principal isn't very helpful then I'd suggest asking him again. If he's really refusing to teach you then let the university know. What does everyone else think? Am I being to
  6. If TI can donate some CCS licenses then I agree it's a great prize. They're theoretically quite expensive, but if they're giving it to a hobbyist who couldn't ever justify paying that then they've not lost a sale so it's not really costing them anything. I got my CCS license bundled with a Piccolo control stick a while ago. I haven't hear of any of those sort of deals recently.
  7. Quick! It's $5000 off and there's only one left in stock!
  8. Very nice. A good idea for the battery holder. I'd never have thought of that - despite having 3 CR2032s joined with magnets sitting right on front of me. (I just did that so I wouldn't lose the batteries or magnets.)
  9. It sounds cool, but if I want to spend some time battling with buggy MSP430 code then I just write some. I appear to be quite good at that.
  10. You should be able to file the head of a nylon M3 screw to fit snugly in there between the LEDs.
  11. They look pretty good. I've not grown any chillies this year, as my second geek-in-training was born a few weeks ago and has keeping me busy. (I tend to start them in a propagator in December or January.) No time for any electronics projects either.
  12. I've used Instructables - and I've even entered and won something in a competition. It wasn't an electronics project, although another of mine was MSP430-based. I found that the contests really helped me to focus on a project. A looming deadline meant it was less likely to get put on the back burner and left unfinished. I'd say it's definitely worth trying to get a contest organised there. If all the Arduino users knew how much better the Launchpad was they'd all be moving over.
  13. Nice. The clips on yours look a bit more sturdy than the ones on the 5529 case I did.
  14. ST have a dev kit that will power an EEPROM and small LCD display via NFC, so it should be possible.
  15. Chrome Canary (beta) has some nice features to help test how a site will appear on different mobile devices. Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
  16. It still needs horizontal scrolling. Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
  17. Welcome to a very friendly and helpful forum. I'm also in the SE of the UK - Redhill, Surrey. Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
  18. Fred

    Thank you ARM!

    Just had a "like" pop up for this thread, so thought I'd mention that I bought another load of shares recently at 981. I risked a bit more this time. The initially went down (wiping out the profit I made last time) but a currently looking OK. Anyone else going to join me?
  19. Very nice. It must be very cool driving around for the first time under control of your own EFI. I'd have to be ready with the brakes and go no further than I'd be happy to push it back though!
  20. It looks good. Nice and clear compared to teh previous one, but still with all the info you need. I first viewed it on a phone (Nexus 5 with 1200px screen width) and whilst the adaptive layout shifted round well, the articles were still a little wide. Obviously I'm being picky about the minor stuff here. Still very usable.
  21. We've all made similar mistakes. Just be glad that the final outcome is that it's something you can fix cheaply, quickly and easily. It might be a little less embarrassing if it was a Tiva problem, but it would mean a while lot more hassle redesigning your hardware. Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
  22. I would guess that they CNC mill the boards so there would definitely be a minimum width and bend radius on inner cutouts. I also mill the boards I make at home, but I use a different tool for creating the outline. To be honest the most complicated shape I've done was an L shape with rounded corners.
  23. Combining the contests and extending it sounds fine. You should get enough entries for a proper competition if it runs past Christmas. If there's still more prizes than entries then you could carry some over to the next PoTM. Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
  24. Some very nice chocolates. Thank you! As you can see from the photo, my son has decided he likes them too.
  25. That looks really interesting. Nice to see the MSP430 expanding in different directions. Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
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