Butterworth reacted to cde in My first microprocessor project ever , Data Logger with MSP430 Launchpad(MSP430G2553)
Yes, Yes, Yes, and no/maybe? If you are using the valueline launchpad's usb as a serial connection, you are already getting 5v to power everything from. The USB cable connected to a computer IS the external power supply. Or does he mean for when it's not connected to usb?
Butterworth reacted to abecedarian in My first microprocessor project ever , Data Logger with MSP430 Launchpad(MSP430G2553)
Yes, it's possible.
The Launchpads have a set of terminals where 3v3 and ground are broken out; those terminals are at the bottom-right side of the board.
If you hold the LP in your hand so the USB plug is at the top, the terminals are the separate "3 pin" header at the bottom-right, next to a push button switch: two pins are labeled "GND" and the other "VCC".
It also has jumpers you can remove to isolate the USB power and the top section of the LP board from the bottom section where the MCU is mounted.
Butterworth reacted to Jaspreet@DTU in My first microprocessor project ever , Data Logger with MSP430 Launchpad(MSP430G2553)
I have designed a C# GUI which might help and incase you need some modifications with the GUI, i can do that. Also, you can refer to the code attached for understanding UART and ADC functionalities. Link: http://e2e.ti.com/group/microcontrollerprojects/m/msp430microcontrollerprojects/665272.aspx
Butterworth reacted to abecedarian in Hello all
For projects, look around your home and see if there is something an embedded processor could help with.
I am thinking about doing something with lights since my nephew never remembers to turn the lights off after using the stairs, or his room, or the bathroom.
So maybe motion sensing around lights turns them on and off? Just a thought.