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    SteveR reacted to bluehash in Dual Stepper Motor Driver Boosterpack featuring ULN2003 and CSD17571Q2   
    New from TI. In preview mode:
    http://www.ti.com/tool/boostxl-uln2003'>Dual Stepper Motor Driver Boosterpack featuring ULN2003 and CSD17571Q2 NexFET

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    SteveR got a reaction from yyrkoon in Who is using rPI ?   
    Yeah, if you look at the home page the avg reputation is less than 100, and most of them are 1 - which means they have never had an account on any of the stackexchange sites. It is the nature of the beast with noobs, personally I think the bigger issue is they don't know how to ask a good question - since they have never done it. So they often get more questions/requests for more info than answers. Overall we try and help anyone who comes along without using RTFM.
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    SteveR got a reaction from yyrkoon in Who is using rPI ?   
    No this is me.
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    SteveR got a reaction from yyrkoon in Who is using rPI ?   
    I have 11 and a twelfth on the way. I am also one of the mods on Stack Exchanges' Pi specific site. I use my Pi's to run my information dashboard, build light, and I am currently working on a bench cam that will move left to right above the bench as well as pan and tilt.
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    SteveR got a reaction from yyrkoon in Who is using rPI ?   
    Depending on the speed you need you can use a:
     
    USB WiFi dongle, 
    USB to Ethernet adapter,
    serial to Ethernet adapter, or an
    ESP8266.
     
    The first two will need an adapter or USB OTG cable, and may require a powered hub to work reliably. There are also several boards like this one that add standard USB ports to the Pi (they use pogo pins), which would not require the OTG cable/adapter.
    The last two will require you to solder wires or pins to connect them to the GPIO pins, and will be much slower.
     
    As for the IoT HAT mentioned by Rei Vilo, I have one of these and it can be ordered without the female header, which would allow using stacking headers thus gaining access to the unused GPIO pins. 
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    SteveR got a reaction from spirilis in Who is using rPI ?   
    I have 11 and a twelfth on the way. I am also one of the mods on Stack Exchanges' Pi specific site. I use my Pi's to run my information dashboard, build light, and I am currently working on a bench cam that will move left to right above the bench as well as pan and tilt.
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    SteveR got a reaction from bluehash in Who is using rPI ?   
    Depending on the speed you need you can use a:
     
    USB WiFi dongle, 
    USB to Ethernet adapter,
    serial to Ethernet adapter, or an
    ESP8266.
     
    The first two will need an adapter or USB OTG cable, and may require a powered hub to work reliably. There are also several boards like this one that add standard USB ports to the Pi (they use pogo pins), which would not require the OTG cable/adapter.
    The last two will require you to solder wires or pins to connect them to the GPIO pins, and will be much slower.
     
    As for the IoT HAT mentioned by Rei Vilo, I have one of these and it can be ordered without the female header, which would allow using stacking headers thus gaining access to the unused GPIO pins. 
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    SteveR got a reaction from chicken in Who is using rPI ?   
    Depending on the speed you need you can use a:
     
    USB WiFi dongle, 
    USB to Ethernet adapter,
    serial to Ethernet adapter, or an
    ESP8266.
     
    The first two will need an adapter or USB OTG cable, and may require a powered hub to work reliably. There are also several boards like this one that add standard USB ports to the Pi (they use pogo pins), which would not require the OTG cable/adapter.
    The last two will require you to solder wires or pins to connect them to the GPIO pins, and will be much slower.
     
    As for the IoT HAT mentioned by Rei Vilo, I have one of these and it can be ordered without the female header, which would allow using stacking headers thus gaining access to the unused GPIO pins. 
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    SteveR reacted to cubeberg in edX course Real-Time bluetooth Networks - Shape the World   
    Awesome @@Fmilburn - looking forward to having some 43oh'ers to chat with about the course!  
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    SteveR reacted to Rickta59 in CCS for $9.99   
    [NOTE]
    Before you bother trying to find this deal,  read this post:
    http://forum.43oh.com/topic/10050-ccs-70-will-be-available-without-license-requiremens/
     
    and this TI web page:
    http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/CCSv7_Changes
    "Licensing
    With the release of Code Composer Studio v7 TI is no longer charging for licenses. You can simply download the tool and start using it. Along with this the end user license agreement has changed to a simple TSPA compatible license."
     
    [/NOTE]
     
    I didn't see anyone else mention this offer so here it is. Use the link below to buy the promo version of a G2 launchpad bundled with a node locked full version of CCS for only *$9.99:

    https://store.ti.com/MSP430G2-LaunchPad-Development-Kit-With-Code-Composer-Studio-Promotion-P50861.aspx

    -rick
     
    [Edit]
    * price is $9.99 + plus shipping
    [/Edit]
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    SteveR reacted to bluehash in TI Store - $10 - Audio Capacitive Touch BoosterPack   
    Not sure what the previous price was. Good if you are bundling other TI boards. Shipping is $7.
    Looks like it comes with the CAP touch BoosterPack as well as the C5000( has an OLED too).
     
    http://www.ti.com/tool/430boost-c55audio1
    https://store.ti.com/430BOOST-C55AUDIO1-C5000-Audio-Capacitive-Touch-BoosterPack-P5078.aspx
     
    The Audio Capacitive Touch BoosterPack (430BOOST-C55AUDIO1) is a plug in board for the MSP430
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    SteveR reacted to bluehash in TI Store - $10 - Audio Capacitive Touch BoosterPack   
    I think the kit ships with a pre-programmed MSP430G2553 to replace the one on the G2 Launchpad.
    The Launchpad does cap touch sensing and sends commands to the C5000 such as pause, stop, play and volume.
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    SteveR got a reaction from bluehash in TI Store - $10 - Audio Capacitive Touch BoosterPack   
    Original price was $34.99 per the slides in this video from Ti 
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    SteveR got a reaction from Rei Vilo in New MSP430FR2311 Launchpad   
    Ti dropped a new launchpad today, it isn't even listed on the ti.com/launchpad page. 
     
    From the email:
     
    "the world
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    SteveR got a reaction from tripwire in New MSP430FR2311 Launchpad   
    Ti dropped a new launchpad today, it isn't even listed on the ti.com/launchpad page. 
     
    From the email:
     
    "the world
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    SteveR got a reaction from gsutton in New MSP430FR2311 Launchpad   
    Ti dropped a new launchpad today, it isn't even listed on the ti.com/launchpad page. 
     
    From the email:
     
    "the world
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    SteveR got a reaction from dubnet in New MSP430FR2311 Launchpad   
    Ti dropped a new launchpad today, it isn't even listed on the ti.com/launchpad page. 
     
    From the email:
     
    "the world
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    SteveR reacted to spirilis in New MSP430FR2311 Launchpad   
    yeah, super tiny chip.  I'm not too savvy with the analog stuff but that does look neat.  Probably an analog frontend chip to be interfaced with other chips on your board...
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    SteveR reacted to Rickta59 in New MSP430FR2311 Launchpad   
    only 3.75K of FRAM?
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    SteveR got a reaction from Fred in New MSP430FR2311 Launchpad   
    Ti dropped a new launchpad today, it isn't even listed on the ti.com/launchpad page. 
     
    From the email:
     
    "the world
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    SteveR got a reaction from spirilis in New MSP430FR2311 Launchpad   
    Ti dropped a new launchpad today, it isn't even listed on the ti.com/launchpad page. 
     
    From the email:
     
    "the world
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    SteveR got a reaction from bluehash in New MSP430FR2311 Launchpad   
    Ti dropped a new launchpad today, it isn't even listed on the ti.com/launchpad page. 
     
    From the email:
     
    "the world
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    SteveR reacted to abecedarian in Noritake VFD SCK-3900-512X32H-01   
    @@SteveR
     
    CN1|GPIO is IRISO IMSA-9023B-14P
    CN2|Serial is JST B7B-XH-A
    CN5|Parallel is IRISO IMSA-9023B-16P
    CN6|Power is JST B5B-XH-A
    - note these are the connectors on the display, not the mating connector.
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    SteveR reacted to chicken in [MNP] Think of your Neighbors   
    Monday Night Project (MNP) is my attempt to have a regular rhythm to work on a project from start to finish. Each Monday night, between 8ish and 10ish I will work a bit on the project, and post a write-up about my progress to keep some public pressure up to actually follow through .

    On to my first MNP!
     
    Our local watering hole has a deck overlooking a pond and parts of the community. In winter people usually just go out for a quick smoke, but in summer its rather pleasant to stay out there and banter away, increasing in volume as the night wears on and alcohol gets into heads. Obviously there are complaints .

    One night, after a few beers too many, the idea came up of having an electronic minder, that shushes people when it gets too loud. As with every beer idea, you're surprised to find that there's actually already a product or two or three that one could buy. But where's the fun in that?

    So here we go: The "Think of your neighbors", or Toyn, as I like acronyms.

    A microphone picks up sound which is converted to a digital value by an ADC. Some magic determines what's acceptable, tolerable, or too loud. The magic device then drives a sign with RGB blinkenlights to indicate when it's time to tone it down.

    For A/D conversion and magic I will use a MSP430G2553 on a rev 1.5 LaunchPad. 6 analog outputs should be perfect to drive the LEDs. Programmed with Energia to keep things simple.

    For the microphone, I ordered a breakout board from SparkFun that also includes an amplifier. While I was at it, I also included 6 N-channel MOSFETs to drive the sign, which I expect to be constructed from 1 or 2 non-addressable RGB strips. The parts from SparkFun arrived today, as usual including a convenient red project box.

    I haven't ordered the LEDs yet (probably some cheap LED strips from eBay). For prototyping, a few random RGB LEDs from the chunk bin will do

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    SteveR reacted to bluehash in New MSP-EXP430FR6989 128KB FRAM Launchpad Discounted to $13.99   
    TI E-Store buy link.
     
    @@spirilis was the first to find it. MSP430 E2E blog announce.
     
    43oh blog announce.
     
     
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