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Everything posted by Fred

  1. Hi. Welcome from a fellow Brit (and Vimto drinker).
  2. It seems to actually be called MSP430ware. It all looks OK and seems to be intended as an abstraction over exactly what MSP430 you're using and hence what registers, etc. you need. It seems OK - I'm just surprised it's being used for example code on the more highly spec'd chips if it's a "beginner's library" and surprised it's not cropped up on here if it's for more advanced use. I'm going to assume from the fact that this topic didn't get many replies that it's a bit of a "meh" from everyone.
  3. It was only after looking at some examples for the F5529 LaunchPad that I came across TI's DriverLib. Odd that I've never seen it mentioned before. Is anyone using it? Is it worth getting familiar with it or should I just stick with dealing with registers directly? I'm tempted to give it a go as there's a lot more to the F5529 with USB. Also at my skill level adapting sample code will get me going quicker that doing everything from scratch. However, I've so little free time that I don't want to waste it get to know yet another framework / library if it's not going to be that useful.
  4. I just spotted this in the User Guide which may explain the behaviour:
  5. Wow. You're spot on. This new LP is great, but the USB stuff is a lot more complex than just playing around with a G2553. The guides and sample code help though. My very simple first F5529 project will only require receiving some serial data. It'd be far easier to use a FT232 or even the existing UART backchannel on an original Launchpad - but where would be the fun in that?
  6. Welcome. You're not the only Brit here. Maybe between us we can get them spelling colour and aluminium right.
  7. Mine arrived today. Looking forward to playing with it if I find the time. Good to know you guys are ahead of me doing all the hard work. :-)
  8. If you're after a PIR sensor I can recommend the Olimex ones. They have an onboard MSP430F2013 so are perfect for tweaking / extending the functionality. https://www.olimex.com/Products/MSP430/Starter/MSP430-PIR/
  9. I spotted this over on the Stellarisiti forum. TI have a $25 coupon valid until 30 Sept. It seems to be valid for Launchpads and maybe more. (I ordered a Tiva and F5529 LP and all seemed OK.) Just enter National-1yr at the checkout. A quick Google mentions something about National customers, so if this shouldn't be valid for everyone then please delete this thread. TI are good enough with low priced LaunchPads, free shipping and generous samples - I wouldn't want to be encouraging any misuse.
  10. Worked for me for a Tiva and a MSP430F5529 Launchpad. I got an error and thought it had failed, but the order is sitting there in "processing". The big questions is are we supposed to be using this or has it leaked? TI are pretty good about stuff - free shipping and samples. I wouldn't want to be abusing their offers.
  11. @@Rei Vilo Thanks for that. I notice you libraries are for the Arduino, so I may just convert my .NET ones.
  12. How's the library going? I assume you're using the SGC command set and leaving the GFX side of things alone. I've just dug out an old uOLED-128-G1 that I used in a previous Netduino (.NET Microframework) project. I have some old code there that I'll reaquaint myself with. I will of course be happy to share if I manage to write anything of an acceptable standard, but I suspect that wont be the case!
  13. Just checked and mine is on the way too, but apparently taking 7-10 days. No email to let me know though. Also got some samples of the IC, so will have to attempt some LQFP etching and soldering soon. I've only just managed my first TSSOP!
  14. As in the title. 10% in the UK and seems to be some other countries too (e.g. spotted 15% off in Germany). http://uk.farnell.com/texas-instruments?ICID=I-TEXASUK10
  15. A little off-topic, but I had a test ride on a Zero S electric motorbike last week. Really nice to ride and a reasonable amount of power. Way too expensive though. http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/zero-s/
  16. Was this the "Sept 16th gamechanger" then? The stock levels in the TI eStore just went from "backorder available" to "Limited stock available. Delivery may be delayed up to 6 weeks." so I just ordered one. If you want one I suggest you're quick about it.
  17. Hmmm. It doesn't appear to have an edit. The WP8 version definitely lags behind the Android one. And I've not idea what RM-821 is. I've got a Lumia 920. Sent from my RM-821_eu_euro1_342 using Tapatalk
  18. Just a quick test of Tapatalk on Windows Phone 8. Sent from my RM-821_eu_euro1_342 using Tapatalk
  19. Here's a simple MSP430-based kid's project I did a while ago after my son was born. It's a nightlight that uses a reprogrammed PIR sensor from Olimex. http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-sensing-Lego-figure-nightlight/
  20. Congratulations! I've just got the one (nearly 2 years old) but another due on Christmas Eve. I can only imagine that I'll have even less time to work on projects than I do now.
  21. With RGB LEDs you could make it an octal display. Would that be geeky enough for you? ;-)
  22. Unfortunately I've been on holiday for the last 2 weeks with no TV, internet or even mobile phone reception - stuck in a fort on Alderney (Channel Islands) with all my in-laws. :-o
  23. That looks like a nice simple reference, but don't forget there is GRACE which can be helpful planning what pins to use and ensuring you don't have any conflicts. I've only really played around with it a bit, but it does seem to do what it's supposed to (including creating skeleton code). http://www.ti.com/tool/grace
  24. Big screen slow-mo action replay - now *that* would be quite a project!
  25. So you're going to celebrate the new LaunchPads by getting yourself a Chronos watch?
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