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    Mark Easley TI got a reaction from tripwire in NY Maker Faire   
    TI will be having a booth at the World Maker Faire in Queens, NY on September 21 & 22.  We'll be showing off some pretty awesome new additions to the TI ecosystem (*cough* *cough* New LaunchPad *cough*), stacks on stacks of BoosterPacks, Energia demos, and we'll be giving away some cool items. If you are in the area, stop by and chat us up!  Should be an amazing event.
     
    Aside from launching new BoosterPacks, we are working with different 3rd Parties, like our friends at Element14, to enable Makers and 43oh members to design their own.  Look out for new resources available at www.ti.com/byob in the coming months. 
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    Mark Easley TI got a reaction from dannyboy in Stellaris LaunchPad only $7.99 on eStore   
    https://estore.ti.com/Stellaris-LaunchPad.aspx
     
    TI is trying to move the Stellaris LaunchPads to make room for the new Tiva C LaunchPads.  Both boards are pin for pin compatible so if you want to pick up an ARM Cortex-M4F based LaunchPad for cheap, now is a good time. 
     
    Cheers!
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    Mark Easley TI got a reaction from chibiace in Stellaris LaunchPad only $7.99 on eStore   
    https://estore.ti.com/Stellaris-LaunchPad.aspx
     
    TI is trying to move the Stellaris LaunchPads to make room for the new Tiva C LaunchPads.  Both boards are pin for pin compatible so if you want to pick up an ARM Cortex-M4F based LaunchPad for cheap, now is a good time. 
     
    Cheers!
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    Mark Easley TI got a reaction from vinicius.jlantunes in BoosterPack templates in Upverter   
    Hi!
     
    Just wanted to let everyone know that BoosterPack templates (20 pin and 40 pin) are now available in Upverter.  If you haven't tried Upverter yet, its a super cool and pretty polished online hardware design tool that will let you import popular formats like EAGLE and design PCB completely in the browser.  It allows for real time collaboration in the cloud (think google docs for board layout and schematics). Probably something that would be pretty useful for the 43oh community. 
     
    40 pin: https://upverter.com/a-whitehead/9f164fea8af72827/40-Pin-LaunchPad-BoosterPack-Template---AW/
    20 pin: https://upverter.com/a-whitehead/3170001d9dd74890/20-Pin-LaunchPad-BoosterPack-Template---AW/
     
    If you have any feedback on using Upverter, please post it here.  I'm curious to know what you all think about it compared to traditional design tools. 
     
     
     
     
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    Mark Easley TI got a reaction from Rei Vilo in BoosterPack templates in Upverter   
    Hi!
     
    Just wanted to let everyone know that BoosterPack templates (20 pin and 40 pin) are now available in Upverter.  If you haven't tried Upverter yet, its a super cool and pretty polished online hardware design tool that will let you import popular formats like EAGLE and design PCB completely in the browser.  It allows for real time collaboration in the cloud (think google docs for board layout and schematics). Probably something that would be pretty useful for the 43oh community. 
     
    40 pin: https://upverter.com/a-whitehead/9f164fea8af72827/40-Pin-LaunchPad-BoosterPack-Template---AW/
    20 pin: https://upverter.com/a-whitehead/3170001d9dd74890/20-Pin-LaunchPad-BoosterPack-Template---AW/
     
    If you have any feedback on using Upverter, please post it here.  I'm curious to know what you all think about it compared to traditional design tools. 
     
     
     
     
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    Mark Easley TI got a reaction from dubnet in BoosterPack templates in Upverter   
    Hi!
     
    Just wanted to let everyone know that BoosterPack templates (20 pin and 40 pin) are now available in Upverter.  If you haven't tried Upverter yet, its a super cool and pretty polished online hardware design tool that will let you import popular formats like EAGLE and design PCB completely in the browser.  It allows for real time collaboration in the cloud (think google docs for board layout and schematics). Probably something that would be pretty useful for the 43oh community. 
     
    40 pin: https://upverter.com/a-whitehead/9f164fea8af72827/40-Pin-LaunchPad-BoosterPack-Template---AW/
    20 pin: https://upverter.com/a-whitehead/3170001d9dd74890/20-Pin-LaunchPad-BoosterPack-Template---AW/
     
    If you have any feedback on using Upverter, please post it here.  I'm curious to know what you all think about it compared to traditional design tools. 
     
     
     
     
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    Mark Easley TI got a reaction from adrianF in BoosterPack templates in Upverter   
    Hi!
     
    Just wanted to let everyone know that BoosterPack templates (20 pin and 40 pin) are now available in Upverter.  If you haven't tried Upverter yet, its a super cool and pretty polished online hardware design tool that will let you import popular formats like EAGLE and design PCB completely in the browser.  It allows for real time collaboration in the cloud (think google docs for board layout and schematics). Probably something that would be pretty useful for the 43oh community. 
     
    40 pin: https://upverter.com/a-whitehead/9f164fea8af72827/40-Pin-LaunchPad-BoosterPack-Template---AW/
    20 pin: https://upverter.com/a-whitehead/3170001d9dd74890/20-Pin-LaunchPad-BoosterPack-Template---AW/
     
    If you have any feedback on using Upverter, please post it here.  I'm curious to know what you all think about it compared to traditional design tools. 
     
     
     
     
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    Mark Easley TI got a reaction from RobG in Hannover Makerfaire   
    Any EU 43oh members going to be at Hannover Germany Makerfaire August 3?  TI will have a booth (our first Makerfaire in Europe!) that will host various LaunchPad demos and a demo of Beagle Bone Black. Special guest @@Rei Vilo will be joining us from France to showcase a few of his Energia projects and introduce new users to Energia. 
     
    I will do my best to post content from the show including an interview with Rei Vilo and video of the other exhibits. If you are planning to attend, please stop by our booth and say hallo!
     
    Video from Bay Area Makerfaire:



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    Mark Easley TI got a reaction from bluehash in Hannover Makerfaire   
    Any EU 43oh members going to be at Hannover Germany Makerfaire August 3?  TI will have a booth (our first Makerfaire in Europe!) that will host various LaunchPad demos and a demo of Beagle Bone Black. Special guest @@Rei Vilo will be joining us from France to showcase a few of his Energia projects and introduce new users to Energia. 
     
    I will do my best to post content from the show including an interview with Rei Vilo and video of the other exhibits. If you are planning to attend, please stop by our booth and say hallo!
     
    Video from Bay Area Makerfaire:



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    Mark Easley TI got a reaction from JWoodrell in Hannover Makerfaire   
    Any EU 43oh members going to be at Hannover Germany Makerfaire August 3?  TI will have a booth (our first Makerfaire in Europe!) that will host various LaunchPad demos and a demo of Beagle Bone Black. Special guest @@Rei Vilo will be joining us from France to showcase a few of his Energia projects and introduce new users to Energia. 
     
    I will do my best to post content from the show including an interview with Rei Vilo and video of the other exhibits. If you are planning to attend, please stop by our booth and say hallo!
     
    Video from Bay Area Makerfaire:



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    Mark Easley TI got a reaction from bluehash in Anyone going to the Bay Area Makerfaire on the 18-19th May?   
    TI booth will have some great demos, announcements, and giveaways.  Please stop on by, I believe we are going to be booth 504. We're also going to blog the event, links will be posted on 43oh. 
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    Mark Easley TI got a reaction from bluehash in CC3000Boost Library - in progress   
    Hi,
     
    I just wrote my first basic energia library that blinks an LED in Morse code, and now that I see how its done I'm looking for a bigger challenge. I want to write a library for the CC3000 Wifi BoosterPack.  Check this post for more information: https://github.com/energia/Energia/issues/232
     
     
    From some of my initial testing, the MSP430 LaunchPad will be hard pressed to meet the memory and power requirements for this BoosterPack so I'm going to use the Stellaris / Tiva LaunchPad as my initial prototype and then hopefully be able to port it over to the MSP430G2 later (supposedly it does run on it in native code). I have set up these function prototypes based on the APIs in the CC3000 wiki: http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/CC3000_Basic_Wi-Fi_example_application_for_Stellaris#Running_the_Application
    /*   CC3000Boost.h - Library for CC3000 BoosterPack   Created by Mark Easley, May 2013.   Released into the public domain. */ #ifndef CC3000Boost_h #define CC3000Boost_h #include "Energia.h" class CC3000Boost {   public:     CC3000Boost();     void SmartConfig();     void Connect(int SSID, int SSID_LENGTH); void SocketOpen(); void SendData(int DESTINATION_PORT, int IPADDR_AND_DATA); //length of packet cannot exceed 255 bytes void ReceiveData(); void Bind(int PORT_TO_BIND); void SocketClose(); void IPConfig(int LOCAL_IP_ADDR, int DEFAULT_GATEWAY); //No DHCP configuration is supported void Disconnect(); void DeletePolicy(); void SendmDNSAdvertisements();   private:     int _pin; }; #endif /*   CC3000Boost.cpp - Library for CC3000 BoosterPack   Created by Mark Easley, May 2013.   Released into the public domain. */ #include "Energia.h" #include "CC3000Boost.h" CC3000Boost::CC3000Boost() {   pinMode(pin, OUTPUT);   _pin = pin; } void CC3000Boost::SmartConfig() { } void CC3000Boost::Connect(int SSID, int SSID_LENGTH) { } void CC3000Boost::SocketOpen() { } void CC3000Boost::SendData(int DESTINATION_PORT, int IPADDR_AND_DATA) { } void CC3000Boost::ReceiveData() { } void CC3000Boost::Bind(int PORT_TO_BIND) { } void CC3000Boost::SocketClose() { } void CC3000Boost::IPConfig(int LOCAL_IP_ADDR, int DEFAULT_GATEWAY) { } void CC3000Boost::Disconnect() { } void CC3000Boost::DeletePolicy() { } void CC3000Boost::SendmDNSAdvertisements() { } Is this the right way to approach library design?  Do I now convert the native code that is already available in Code Composer to these energia functions?  The CCS code is dependent on 3 separate projects, do I need to convert these to Energia libraries too, or just try to combine everything into this library?
     
    Finally, the TI apps team did not provide a good demo for this BoosterPack.  The only thing you can do is send and receive UDP packets but there is no "practical" application of using embedded wifi.  Is there a good out of box demo we can design using energia that demonstrates how useful this is to projects and applications?
     
     
     
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    Mark Easley TI got a reaction from spirilis in Anyone going to the Bay Area Makerfaire on the 18-19th May?   
    TI booth will have some great demos, announcements, and giveaways.  Please stop on by, I believe we are going to be booth 504. We're also going to blog the event, links will be posted on 43oh. 
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    Mark Easley TI got a reaction from chicken in Stellaris Line is now Tiva C & New Launchpad!   
    You can read more about Tiva C from our whitepaper here: http://www.ti.com/lit/wp/spmy010/spmy010.pdf
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    Mark Easley TI got a reaction from bluehash in Stellaris Line is now Tiva C & New Launchpad!   
    You can read more about Tiva C from our whitepaper here: http://www.ti.com/lit/wp/spmy010/spmy010.pdf
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    Mark Easley TI got a reaction from xpg in Stellaris Line is now Tiva C & New Launchpad!   
    Yes, unfortunately it is a bit confusing, but TI is phasing out the Stellaris brand for several reasons.  One big one is it is hard to pronounce in Asia.  Tiva is easier to say and therefore easier to sell.  The Tiva brand will help propel our expanding ARM MCU portfolio in the near future.
     
    The current Tiva C LaunchPad is extremely similar to the Stellaris LaunchPad and should be cross compatible for the most part. As the Tiva brand expands over the next few quarters you will see quite a few changes from the former Stellaris lineup.  Hopefully this equates to better parts and higher customer satisfaction.
     
    Again apologies for the confusion. 
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    Mark Easley TI got a reaction from ILAMtitan in Stellaris Line is now Tiva C & New Launchpad!   
    Yes, unfortunately it is a bit confusing, but TI is phasing out the Stellaris brand for several reasons.  One big one is it is hard to pronounce in Asia.  Tiva is easier to say and therefore easier to sell.  The Tiva brand will help propel our expanding ARM MCU portfolio in the near future.
     
    The current Tiva C LaunchPad is extremely similar to the Stellaris LaunchPad and should be cross compatible for the most part. As the Tiva brand expands over the next few quarters you will see quite a few changes from the former Stellaris lineup.  Hopefully this equates to better parts and higher customer satisfaction.
     
    Again apologies for the confusion. 
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    Mark Easley TI got a reaction from bluehash in Stellaris Line is now Tiva C & New Launchpad!   
    Yes, unfortunately it is a bit confusing, but TI is phasing out the Stellaris brand for several reasons.  One big one is it is hard to pronounce in Asia.  Tiva is easier to say and therefore easier to sell.  The Tiva brand will help propel our expanding ARM MCU portfolio in the near future.
     
    The current Tiva C LaunchPad is extremely similar to the Stellaris LaunchPad and should be cross compatible for the most part. As the Tiva brand expands over the next few quarters you will see quite a few changes from the former Stellaris lineup.  Hopefully this equates to better parts and higher customer satisfaction.
     
    Again apologies for the confusion. 
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