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  1. Hi all, I'm attempting to build the out-of-the-box keyboard emulator demo for the f5529 launchpad (available here) with mspgcc. But naturally, being a newbie, I've run into some trouble. The big idea here is to transplant the keyboard system from the example and use it to benchmark Project Euler solutions on the MSP430 (i.e. do the computation, spit the results into a text file). My approach has been to use the following makefile in the project source directory. I've been able to use it to build and flash blinky projects to the launchpad, but nothing more complicated. PROJ=main CC=msp430-gc
  2. Hello everybody, my name is Alex, and I'm finishing my degree in engineering physics at the Univeristy of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver Canada. I bought a f5529 launchpad as a way of getting ready for a course I'm taking in the spring called biomechatronics - it looks like the course is going to be less about biology and mostly about microcontrollers. I've got little experience doing embedded programming in C, though from time to time I become obsessed with a Project Euler problem and like to write my solutions in C++ or Haskell. The first project I have in mind for the MSP430 is t
  3. pagibot, I'll try compiling hidapi-0.7.0 again with -fPIC when I get home from work. When I first tried to compile it, I got a linker error that I didn't recognize: libpthread.so.0: error adding symbols: DSO missing from command line I made sure that I have libpthread-stubs0-dev installed. Other than that, I'm not sure what to do about it. I started a thread on stackoverflow. If you think you can provide some insight, a response there might be more useful to more people. compiling using 'make CFLAGS="-fPIC"' doesn't change the error messages I receive from the compiler. I'
  4. Huzzah! ~ $ sudo mspdebug tilib Works for me. I now have access to my launchpad through mspdebug. Is it possible to remove the need for root permission? Thanks! Edit: It's true.
  5. Frida, Did you compile libmsp430.so from one of the slac460.zip archives? If so, which one did you use? - I've noticed that there are a bunch of them (slac460x.zip, where x is in {a, c, i, f, g, h}). Anyway, as far as I understand it, the MSP debug stack requires the following prereqs: Boost (I'm using the version from the repos) Hidapi Some other packages available from the repos - I think I've grabbed all of them. I just managed to build hidapi from source using the main trunk of hidapi from the github repo instead of version 0.7.0 - worked like a charm. BUT, the readme file in slac450
  6. Hello everybody! This is my first post. I just got my MSP-EXP430F5529LP in the mail from TI, and I've been playing around with it a little trying to put together a development environment on Linux Mint (AKA Green Ubuntu). I've got an upcoming project course that uses MSP430s (something about biomechatronics), and I would like to get comfortable with the device before my courseload has me drinking three pots of coffee a day. So far I've been able to get Energia to work, but I'd much rather write in C and set up some build commands in Geany to flash the microcontroller. I've had some troubl
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