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  1. Old thread, but still: would this method (using a usb serial adapter and either BSL-Scripter or BSLDEMO) work with a msp430F2416? The data sheet for the F2416 says it supports BSL, so today I tried it. BSL-Scripter just says "device family not recognized" or something to that effect (I don't have the message in front of me right now). BSLDEMO just complains that the sync sequence fails, and implies that the device might not be connected. I think I have it wired up correctly (its just Tx, Rx, DTR and RTS). Do I need a password file just to connect to a device? Is there a place to downlo
  2. FYI: If you are looking for a good quality touch screen for a Odroid, Raspberry Pi or other SBC project, the Kickstarter for Manga Screen 2 is out now: Full disclosure: I am a backer, and I know Elias (the maker of Manga Screen 2)
  3. Backup process? manual, copying to several separate devices (NASes, temporarily mounted via sshfs). Currently all are in my apartment, so it will not work if there is a burglary or a fire. Also, it won't help if I forget to copy to backup devices.
  4. Wow, netlists - there is a flashback to the old days. Then you would create netlists manually, and use a PCB layout tool to create the circuit board layout. In the years that has passed it seems like focus has been on WYSIWYG tools that hide the netlist from the user. And now it seems we have come full circle again.
  5. Well anyway, I got the package in my hands now. My first thought was that it was very quick this time ("I just only ordered two days ago"). My second thought was that FedEx has at least learned, because I got a text message before any delivery attempts today (so I rerouted it to my work address). Then I checked the tracking and found out FedEx tried to deliver it to my home yesterday. So FedEx is still doing as bad as ever here when it comes to residential delivery. Well, at least TI was quick to ship, and four days from US to here isn't bad.
  6. In that case, Norway isn't part of anywhere :-/
  7. Shipping to Norway is USD 21.- so I settled for just one board. Hopefully the total will be below the threshold for VAT here.
  8. There is a Kickstarter for a new FPGA board about: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1531311296/nandland-go-board-your-fpga-playground I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, but I have backed them anyway.
  9. Neat! Fuzix is on my list of things to look into, some day.
  10. Revelation: you managed fine for (about) a week without internet.
  11. A few questions: - are the group buy for kits or completed units? (I'm not comfortable with soldering those small surfacemount components yet) - does these nodes depend on (require) anlog.io or any other online service? - what kind of "collector" / ground station can I use to communicate with these nodes? I tried my best, but couldn't find answers to these in the thread. sorry if I missed something.
  12. Update: Jeff, of HxC floppy emulator fame, has created a bootloader for Gotek drives, and released a version of HxC firmware for them too: http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/index.html#stm32hxc Ok, it is still in beta, but interesting anyway.
  13. I agree - nicely done tattoo.
  14. I like Tindie. I hope I will continue to like it in the future (I don't know Supply Frame, and I only read Hackaday when I find a link somewhere else).
  15. Possible perhaps to make a pogo pin bed, but not easy. About the Launchpad debuggers, I don't know. The "best" solution (for some values of "best") would perhaps be if somebody reverse-engineered the charge clip circuit (there is a MSP430 in the charge clip, I'm told). Perhaps the charge clip and the developer clip only differ in software. If so, an open source replacement for the software in the charge / developer clips could be written. As it is, this is only speculation at this point. And charge clips is out of stock too.
  16. Thanks @@bluehash, but I'm not sure it's going to help. Why? Because I tried to update (flash) my Starta while it was frozen - it did not work, the updater program couldn't talk to the watch. And secondly, if a developer clip would help, I don't have one and they are out of stock now.
  17. From the FAQ: "The BeagleCore will be soldered right on your custom baseboard. This will make the connection very reliable and cost effective. It also means that the soldering has to be executed by a professional EMS company or by an experienced soldering technician."
  18. Indeed, because of the MSP430 in it, I find it highly possible that some of the knowledgeable members of this forum might know something about it.
  19. Immediate problem solved itself - this morning, the Metawatch was back to normal again, and I could pair it with my phone. I'm still interested in any tools people might have created.
  20. Today my Metawatch Strata decided to completely lock up after charging, and now I can't reset it. I even tried the firmware updater (my Strata runs firmware 1.5.3, and there is 1.5.5 available), it tries to query the watch, but fails. So, does anyone have a tool that can reset the Metawatch via the charge / update clip so I can avoid opening it?
  21. IIRC, I got between 1 - 2 months of parctical use out of a battery on the EZ430-Chronos back when I used it as my (smart)watch. The backlight eats the battery quickly.
  22. It will be interesting to see if this "takes off" after the Kickstarter. Or if the project product just gets thrown into a drawer with all those other things that sounded like a good idea at the time. :-)
  23. I don't define a consumer price range because it is difficult. It depends on too many factors. But see my next point, maybe that will help. I don't give an example of an awesome printer simply because I have not seen one yet. I have seen videos of professional 3D printers, some of them might be awesome, but they cost a lot (typically USD 15000.- and up), and it is hard to judge the awesomeness of a 3D printer from a few minutes of demo video.
  24. My take: none of the 3D printers currently available (in "consumer" price range) are "awesome". Some of them can produce very good results, but all of them require that you invest lots of time in calibrating, tuning and working with your printer. An "awesome" 3D printer would be one which would give you great results every time.
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